DAC Question

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SouthernOrangeman, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. SouthernOrangeman

    SouthernOrangeman Bobtail Member

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    1. Well its pass the 72 hour mark.....waaaaay past
    2. and 4. Im assuming thats the person who contacted me by phone and its also the person whom I sent the evidence to...

    3. I didnt know about the two sample testing thing..
     
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  3. SouthernOrangeman

    SouthernOrangeman Bobtail Member

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    Im liking what im reading but I think this will be my issue....the prescription I originally had was from my military days and thats the only prescription Ive had for the medication. That also means that ive use the same medication from the same bottle that I was originally given. Is it expired? yes it is. I sent in that prescription but they wanted a copy of the label on the bottle but it unreadable. So if all I have is that original prescription as evidence (which is dated a few years back) and a positive drug test result now on my DAC, is there ANY chance it can be changed? Will anything change if Im retested and the results are negative?
     
  4. Meltom

    Meltom Road Train Member

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    You'll probably need to complete your SAP or whatever, and then start applying. Odds are you wont be able to get it changed at this point.
     
  5. stepnfetchit

    stepnfetchit Medium Load Member

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    I notice you live in El Paso. What base did you get the med from. Ft. Bliss? If so they probably have a record of the prescription (the military don't throw nuthin' away). I'm no lawyer, but I suspect you can explain or justify the med to the satisfaction of most companies. Get as much info from your military medical records as possible. Gonna cost you but get retested by a reputable lab and keep the results. Refute the test on your DAC with the military records and the test. This thing can be resolved, but you are gonna have to do it. Keep all the info you can so if it ever comes up you have some ground to stand on. Don't know what the med was but it bothers me that the MRO nor the company made any effort to substantiate your side of the situation. If you provided a copy of the prescription that should have sufficed and the Pharmacy you got it from could probably have helped. If you want to keep driving you need to settle this thing asap and at least get something to refute the info and DAC. JMO.
     
  6. SouthernOrangeman

    SouthernOrangeman Bobtail Member

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    Yes sir Ft. Bliss is here in El Paso. The evidence that I sent in came from a copy of my medical records that I received before I got out.
     
  7. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Was this a pre-employment or random test? If the prescription is as old as you say then it will not change anything. You are going to have a positive test. The MRO should direct you to an SAP that will determine the severity of the positive test.(how many,how often,how long to test) No one can hire you untill you go through the program. If it was a pre-employment you are going to have a tough time with it. Anyone at all concerned about the liability is going to dismiss your application. From being at that side of the table we don't want to hear your story because it doesn't change our liability if you are hired. If it was a random then it's individual company policy.
     
  8. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    A prescription expires after one year. Narcotics, even prescriptions are strictly forbidden in a truck. If you need to take them, then you are temporarily medically disqualified. Usually for 72 hours. They are looking at you don't have a valid excuse to be taking them. Something a doctor prescribed 2 years ago doesn't hold up today.

    Besides all that, medicines usually last longer than their expiration date. But some medicines actually change physical properties in time and can harm you. I wouldn't even consider taking something that old. CYA if you have a medical problem with current visits and medications.

    You are going to have a hard time clearing this up. Do what wichris says.
     
  9. BigJohn54

    BigJohn54 Gone, but NEVER forgotten

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    Unfortunately an expired prescription is no different, from a drug test point of view, than buying the drugs on the street.
     
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