Need advice to pass on

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Ryck13, Nov 19, 2015.

Is his career over as a trucker???

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  2. No

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  3. You don't know...

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  1. Ryck13

    Ryck13 Light Load Member

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    I have a good friend that is currently losing his s*** over a failed pre-employment drug test at PTL. He has no accidents, no moving violations, steady work history, and a clean DAC report (aside from the failed drug test) and over 2.5 years experience.

    Is his career completely through or is there some glimmer of hope for the man? I don't know what to tell him because I haven't been in this situation but maybe someone on here has.
     
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  3. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    Oh boy...........

    You left off one option on the vote. Who cares.

    Obviously your friend didn't.
     
  4. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Somewhere in this thread, Carolina Cargo will come up.
     
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    IronWeasel80 Medium Load Member

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    People who fail or refuse a drug / alcohol screen can go through the "return to duty" program which requires treatment through a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional). Once completed, that person would legally be allowed to be employed in a safety sensitive position i.e. a CMV driver. Costs for seeing a SAP are typically the responsibility of the driver unless the company want to shell out the money for it.

    That being said, there are not a lot of employers that will hire someone with a failure or refusal even after a completion of a return to duty program.

    Any reason for the failure?
    Yeah, I know...he pissed dirty...that's a given. I'm curious as to the specifics.
     
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    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    Isn't that safety sensitive? Lol
     
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  9. TripleSix

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    Not in Mexico.
     
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