Kicked from werner cdl school for false positive hair test

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  1. Knocturnal_00

    Knocturnal_00 Bobtail Member

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    My cdl exam through roadmaster was on 5/23/24 at 7:30am, however because my hair test came bsck dirty for meth due to my blood pressure medicine which I just sent evidence of to the safety department, from my doctors, and anither drug testing facility I'm curious about what's going to happen now.

    Will they let me finish getting my cdl since this was technically wrongful termination and I proved I'm innocent? Or can I apply to a different place ike swift or knight transport to take my final test to get my cdl back?

    Any help or direction is helpful. I know for skills I have to do parallel, offset, straight line and 90° alley docking. Bug if I rent a truck and do it that way I'm left at the discretion of the examiner at thr dmv who isn't s truck driver...just an employee.
     
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  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    So, you saying your B.P. meds are the reason your drug test shows meth in your system ?
     
  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Ummmm huh? I take carvedilol and fureosomide. I wonder if either of those have meth.
     
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    How was your pee test, positive?

    The hair follicle test won’t be on your clearinghouse so that’s good. Unfortunately what you took was pre-employment and failed.
     
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  7. Crude Truckin'

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    I’m no doctor, but I’ve never heard of BP medication causing a positive for meth on a hair test.
     
  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I saw trazodone on that list. Man I'm glad I stopped taking that. I slept way more than I needed taking that. The doctors gave me that last year thinking I'd have trouble sleeping. Sleep has never been an issue for me lol
     
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  9. Knightcrawler

    Knightcrawler Heavy Load Member

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    What medications can cause a false positive for methamphetamines?
    Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Aug 18, 2022.

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    A false-positive test result means that your drug test shows the presence of a medication or substance that you aren't actually taking. For example, a methamphetamine test comes back positive for methamphetamines, even though you haven't taken any.

    False-positive results can be due to a laboratory error, but the most common reason for a false-positive methamphetamine test is other medications or substances that have a similar structure to methamphetamine.

    Immunoassay testing for methamphetamine uses antibodies to look for certain drug metabolites (these are the compounds a drug breaks down into), and is the most common test used for initial screening. However, these antibodies may detect drug metabolites with similar structure and characteristics to methamphetamine, leading to false-positive results. For this reason, immunoassay testing should only be considered preliminary and should be followed up by confirmatory testing whenever a test comes back positive. Confirmatory tests are much more specific, but are costly, take more time, and require experienced laboratory personnel. They can distinguish between the l- and d-isomers of methamphetamine (only the d-isomer is psychoactive and illegal).

    Usually, an immunoassay screening test for methamphetamine is a methamphetamine/amphetamine combined test, so will detect any medication or substance that resembles methamphetamine OR amphetamine. Medications that have been reported to cause false-positive results for methamphetamine or amphetamine include:


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    This is why they ask you what meds you are on. If you disclosed it, and they kicked you out because you tested positive, you MIGHT have a valid reason to sue them...
     
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  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Usually only trucking schools will rent a semi-truck and trailer to someone for a CDL test. I've seen some businesses in TX rent trucks for a CDL test, but it's not very common. Penske and Hertz, for example, won't rent out a truck/trailer to some random stranger.
     
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