failed pre employment drug screen

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by chillbumps, Feb 4, 2014.

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  1. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    The ignorance and mis-information in this thread is unbelievable!!

    Ibuprofen WILL cause a fale positive UNTIL the GCMS ( gas chromatography-mass spectrometer) is done on the second speciemen.

    Poppy seeds would have to be consumed in such a large quantity to test positive that it is not even practical for it to happen (Myth Busters proved this)

    To test positive from 2nd hand exposure would take a person to basicly sit in a car with the windows rolled up for a LONG time and not just off one joint/bowl/blunt

    The chance of testing positive off a hit or two is also near impossible due to the cutoff levels of
    50 ng/ml on the strip test and 15 ng/ml on the GCMS test
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  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler Medium Load Member

    Aug 9, 2013
    Temple, Texas
    Are you over weight ? that will keep it in your system alot longer. before the next test get a home kit from walmart an take it. keep trying, Good luck !
  3. Sik_Life

    Sik_Life Medium Load Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    Saint Albans, WV
    Oh I agree these threads are ignorant but they seem to come around every so often. They're always entertaining though. I think OP should get a gig delivering pizza. He can fulfill his desire of driving for a living and continue to toke. Heck in a big enough city he'd probably make more money than a newbie driver.

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

    Dec 5, 2013
    Ok,did you have a cdl in hand when you took the test? This makes a huge difference.If you dont have a cdl yet,you dont have to go thru a substance abuse program( to get your cdl back). No dac report because you wouldnt be under DOT rules without a cdl. You're just a dude they dont care that failed. Theres several possible solutions. It can be complicated . If you havent been to trucking school yet or had a cdl,could just go to another school in a month,omit CRST or wherever it was who did a prehire test. Wait a while apply to a another school/trucking job training company. But if you had a CDL before this test youre in a bad way. No experience,failed drug test. NOBODY will hire you for a safety sensitive driving position. WOW over 90 days and still failed! NO sneaking a couple hits last Thursday,just 90 days fail.If this is true info yes,rx ibuprofen can come up as a false positive.Need to act quickly (if you had a cdl and get an independent lab to retest it. Will cost. Are you sure it was the lab calling? Did the company send you home? Or what? If it all checks out as you being pos for weed and you have a cdl yes, youre done for minimum of 3 years if they are nice enough to quit repirting it. Federal law says they are required to report it for 3 years,but if they want they can report it to future employers (just to be a .oles for as long as they are asked about it. (If you have a cdl now) .If you dont,clean up permanently(totally cut weed away as long as you plan on being a trucker) omit it on your app,find a new cdl mill and carry on.
  5. VisionLogistics

    VisionLogistics Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    When the specimen is analyzed in a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, providing that the handling & analysis protocols are followed properly, any possible false positives are clarified and either support the original result of the test, or refute the original result while possibly providing the reason / substance which caused the false.

    GMCS is conclusive, and leaves no question about the (in this case) suspected THC metabolite. Next time you take a whiz quiz you'll know to be clean for longer than 3 months, yes?
  6. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

    Nov 8, 2009
    The Highway To Hell.
    I'll take fries with that. Thank you.
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  7. fld

    fld Medium Load Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    Yes, assuming the op is truthful in what he is saying, it is possible that the ibuprofen caused a false positive, so they did the gc/ms test.

    If they did that and found even small traces of marijuana, they will fail you.

    I have to agree about the ignorance and misinformation.
  8. dadir

    dadir Bobtail Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Since you don't have you're CDL license, I doubt its going to be on your dac record. The drug screening is screwed in some ways, I seen a guy fail a drug test b/c his test came back too clean.
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  9. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    All the DOT drug testing rules and questions

    MRO rules
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  10. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Wichita KS
    How in God's name can a drug test be TOO CLEAN??
    Both the D.O.T. and the trucking companies want the truck drivers to be totally clean and drug free, and then some. If nothing illicit, illegal, or questionable is showing up in one's system, then what is the problem?

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
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