Prime currently doing hair testing?

Discussion in 'Prime' started by Bohonzeman, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Bohonzeman

    Bohonzeman Bobtail Member

    20
    11
    Jul 21, 2021
    0
    I understand this question has been asked countless times already, and it seems they only do UA, but I've come to find out companies change their policies pretty frequently. As of April 2021 it seems they still just do urine but I haven't found anything more recent than that. My recruiter said any drugs in the past 6 months disqualifies you, and I told them I smoked marijuana a little over 2 years ago so that's what leads me to believe those who reveal they have used drugs in the past my get the hair test. I have heard that they may do hair testing "by request".

    So can anyone confirm if they do hair testing as of very recently?

    If you test positive for the hair test is the result reported to the DOT/FMCSA/Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse like the UA results are? I ask because I understand the UA test is mandatory DOT procedure while the hair test is up to each companies' discretion.

    Don't waste your time with the whole "If you're even asking this question, you shouldn't even be thinking about this career." spiel. Just want a straight answer to my question if anybody is kind enough to do so. I don't care what you otherwise have to say about the topic.
     
    Team818 Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Deadwood

    Deadwood Medium Load Member

    459
    1,041
    Dec 24, 2016
    0
    If you really smoked weed two years ago then stop talking about it. You’re only going to damage your chances of getting hired.

    If you test positive the result will be in the clearinghouse and you’ll have to disclose it on every driving application from now until eternity.
     
    tscottme and Bohonzeman Thank this.
  4. Catmando

    Catmando Medium Load Member

    482
    1,221
    Mar 15, 2021
    Iowa
    0
    Once a weed burner always a weed burner.. .. Its funny you want a answer .. but not any repercussions..
     
  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    7,739
    27,237
    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    0
    I'm not going to rag on you about smoking. But use some common sense when you talk to these companies. Never, ever, volunteer any info. I don't care what kind of drugs you did for how long. When asked if you ever used the answer is always, NO. And realize that the companies that use hair tests and in the minority, as they are not recognized as valid by the FMCSA.
     
  6. Bohonzeman

    Bohonzeman Bobtail Member

    20
    11
    Jul 21, 2021
    0
     
  7. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    8,948
    17,896
    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    0
    This is wrong. A result is only placed in the Clearinghouse if it's a DOT regulated test. The only current regulated test is a specific UA test . It's what all trucking companies must do by law.
    Any non regulated test like hair follicle and others will not be reported. As such, depending on the wording of the application, you do not need to admit to them.
     
    Bohonzeman Thanks this.
  8. Bohonzeman

    Bohonzeman Bobtail Member

    20
    11
    Jul 21, 2021
    0
    Positive result for EITHER test goes to the clearing house? Or just pee pee test?
     
  9. CowboyTim

    CowboyTim Medium Load Member

    400
    1,621
    Nov 2, 2018
    0
    I'm sure Western Express doesn't... and you might be really happy there.
     
    Dave_in_AZ Thanks this.
  10. Deadwood

    Deadwood Medium Load Member

    459
    1,041
    Dec 24, 2016
    0
    If you wave a Giant Green Weed Flag in front of the company, they’re going to hair test you every time. I’d wouldn’t even continue with the companies you disclosed that to and start fresh someplace else. And if you smoked weed two months ago don’t waste your own time.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted