First Random Drug Screen

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by CV66GMG3, Mar 2, 2023.

  1. CV66GMG3

    CV66GMG3 Bobtail Member

    May 10, 2022
    I got my first invitation to participate in the school "random" drug screen today. The selected group was full of nervous looking people, so I guess we are going to come up light on people in a few days.

    The test giver got miffed when I insisted my sample never leaves my sight, and I verify the labels and the paperwork before they were attached to my samples. Chain of custody stuff. Everything he did was in my sight. I told the others to do the same, and got thanked because the idiot mixed up paperwork on two people and made him redo the paperwork while they peed again. He was testing four at a time and got confused.

    Welcome to trucking!

    Always treat drug screens as a potential chance to get crossed up on. Once you initial and date the samples the excuse of "they must have mixed up the paperwork" aint going to fly. Keep your eyes on your sample and the paperwork at all times. Guard your CDL against the careless. Any doubt in your mind about anything done at these labs means pee again with fresh paperwork
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    Sounds likes the school is trying to cheap out on those tests. I have never had a random where the tester was doing more than just my test in the 27 years I've been doing this.
  4. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

    Oct 22, 2016
    North Dakota, Eh?
    Exactly. That isn’t right.
  5. NH Guy

    NH Guy Medium Load Member

    Feb 26, 2023
    Watching for the update on how many dont last through the weekend
  6. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

    Sep 16, 2016
    Ive been driving for over decade and i gotta agree that is weird as hell. Something fishy going on there.
  7. TNSquire

    TNSquire Medium Load Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Decatur, TN
    Seems the tester was trying to be too efficient, and failed at accurate.
    Wise move, OP, on preserving chain of custody.
    It would really suck getting popped for someone else's failed whiz quiz.
    Nobody needs that level of bahookey except those that earn it.
  8. CV66GMG3

    CV66GMG3 Bobtail Member

    May 10, 2022
    I've noticed a pattern at my school. My program is five months broken down into five modules of a month each. By the time you are in your fourth module the financial aid payments have cleared the bank and the school starts sending out fourth and fifth module students for random drug screening. The school has to get the government cheese before they start kicking out students. I have seen a few bona-fide reasonable suspicion cases get sent earlier. If you show up to class reeking of weed that can be smelled down the hallways you get sent out. Understandable.
  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    I'll second or third that one too.
  10. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    Doesn't sound like a real test at all. Sounds like they where trying to shake out some people they assumed were on drugs
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