Physical renew mishap

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  1. Snevets

    Snevets Bobtail Member

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    Hello all.

    Got my self into some trouble a couple of weeks ago and need some advice since I can't seem to find the answers from google.

    I went in to work to get the paperwork for my renewal on my physical since it would be expiring soon. Unfortunately I had forgotten what the physical entails and was ill prepared. More specifically I forgot about the urine analysis test and had a completely empty bladder with no liquids consumed that morning.

    So I tried explaining this to the nurse and we decided that I would just drink water and wait till I had to go. After about an hour and a half I was told to come in the next day. I didn't think any thing of this and just said okay and left.

    Unfortunately I had other errands to run the following day and figured id just get it done next week. My weekend ends and I call for a load and find out that I've been fired since the clinic reported that I "refused" a drug test.

    So I need to know if its still possible to get another CDL job or if I just screwed my self. What would I need to do to fix this?
     
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  2. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    I've never had a drug test with a physical. They test for diabetes only as far as I know unless it's something that your company asks for specifically
     
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  3. Snevets

    Snevets Bobtail Member

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    That's what I thought but for some reason they reported to my work that "i refused a drug test" even though it wasn't a drug test.
     
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  4. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    This sounds like idiots at the testing spot, something you might (should) be able to get cleared up. Who so you drive for? They should know that there wasn't even a drug test to refuse.
     
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  5. Snevets

    Snevets Bobtail Member

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    Titus transport. I tried explaining over the phone but they said there was nothing they could do. Tried calling HR in Texas. Couldn't get a reply
     
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  6. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Medium Load Member

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    I’d text or email exactly what you wrote here to my dispatcher/driver manager, and follow up with a call.
     
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  7. Snevets

    Snevets Bobtail Member

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    To your manager specifically or are you saying I should get a hold of mine?
     
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    wore out Numbered Classic

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    Some carriers request a drug test along with a physical. I figure the OP knows this......I also figure from the story......just the crazy coincidence etc.


    OP go see a SAP do the required hours of rehab for lack of a better word and find a carrier that doesn't report to DAC
     
  9. Judge

    Judge Heavy Load Member

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    Neither have I, shoukd go back to the clinic and talk with the nurse/supervisor together, explain you werent there fir a drug test, physical/drug test are seperste, unless a new law passed.
    Should’ve made that top thing to do next day, doesn’t take that long..
     
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  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Every physical I got at Concentra, a urine drug test was also required.
    Maybe the companies I worked for requested it; I don't know.
     
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