Which Companies do NOT do hair tests?

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Boo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

33 months ago

Hair testing can go back a whole lot further than the cup. A Google search could explain better if needed.

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

33 months ago

Boo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin said: Hair testing can go back a whole lot further than the cup. A Google search could explain better if needed.
So when was the last time you did any drugs?

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Boo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

33 months ago

I have only smoked marijuana, and the last time was back in December. Supposedly companies will only test back 3 months, but they could test back further than that. I don't want to chance a negative test. I am not comfortable testing in March, April, May, or really any time within a year's window of time. I'm not willing to ruin my career before it starts, but do not want to wait until I'm comfortable (at least 6 mos, but ideally a year) to take that hair test.

Anybody know of companies that hire drivers without experience that do not hair test yet?

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

33 months ago

Boo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin said: I have only smoked marijuana, and the last time was back in December. Supposedly companies will only test back 3 months, but they could test back further than that. I don't want to chance a negative test. I am not comfortable testing in March, April, May, or really any time within a year's window of time. I'm not willing to ruin my career before it starts, but do not want to wait until I'm comfortable (at least 6 mos, but ideally a year) to take that hair test.

Anybody know of companies that hire drivers without experience that do not hair test yet?

I don't know of any companies that do the hair test.I think midwest coast out of Sioux Falls,SD does'nt do that.You go to their dr a few miles away and do the physcal.Don't think Werner does either.

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Matthew in Seattle, Washington

31 months ago

This is simple. Shave your head. Wax your junk. If you can piss clean there won't be any hair to test.

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daedae513 in Buffalo, New York

31 months ago

patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa said: So whats the difference between hair testing and the cup?

drugs will leave your body a number of ways, through sweat,urine and hair,with hair you can not flush it out, the shaft of the hair holds it like a record, they can also look at it and tell the time frame, ( the more drugs found at the shaft of the hair closes to the head would indicate recent usage )

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

31 months ago

daedae513 in Buffalo, New York said: drugs will leave your body a number of ways, through sweat,urine and hair,with hair you can not flush it out, the shaft of the hair holds it like a record, they can also look at it and tell the time frame, ( the more drugs found at the shaft of the hair closes to the head would indicate recent usage )

Thank you for clarifing it for me.Glad I don't do drugs so I have to worry about passing the drug test.Some are doing drugs right this very minute knowing they'll be going to orientation for a carrier and they think they'll pass.Even students in school are smoking weed thinen they'll have enough time to clean out their system.So why are companies resorting to hair tests now?When I first started driving back in 2003 none of the companies did a hair test.

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

31 months ago

Boo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin said: I have only smoked marijuana, and the last time was back in December. Supposedly companies will only test back 3 months, but they could test back further than that. I don't want to chance a negative test. I am not comfortable testing in March, April, May, or really any time within a year's window of time. I'm not willing to ruin my career before it starts, but do not want to wait until I'm comfortable (at least 6 mos, but ideally a year) to take that hair test.

Anybody know of companies that hire drivers without experience that do not hair test yet?

I heard crengland does the hair testing .But they're no good anyway so no loss there.I'll find out if Prime does hair testing then get back to you.I know a trainer there.They're a reffer company that trains you to get your CDL.Do you have your CDL?

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daedae513 in Buffalo, New York

31 months ago

Yes I do have my CDL license, and there are a lot of companies out there that do not do drug test, also I do not know what state you live in, but in the state of NY, the employment office will pay for your license if you are laid off or out of work as a change of career, and if you do get your CDL's do not make the same mistake that a lot of us on here did with getting a DUI, yo really can't afford it, two strikes and you can kiss it good bye. Well good luck

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daedae513 in Buffalo, New York

31 months ago

They are doing hair test because drugs stay in the hair shaft longer than it would your kidneys,with enough liquids you can flush out your system,or as for weed, you can wait 30 days and go in undetected, but as for the hair, I think it can show up as much as a year later, So if you are going to do drugs, this is not the type of job for you

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

31 months ago

Matthew in Seattle, Washington said: This is simple. Shave your head. Wax your junk. If you can piss clean there won't be any hair to test.
Seems you have the solution,lmao.

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

31 months ago

Boo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin said: I have only smoked marijuana, and the last time was back in December. Supposedly companies will only test back 3 months, but they could test back further than that. I don't want to chance a negative test. I am not comfortable testing in March, April, May, or really any time within a year's window of time. I'm not willing to ruin my career before it starts, but do not want to wait until I'm comfortable (at least 6 mos, but ideally a year) to take that hair test.

Anybody know of companies that hire drivers without experience that do not hair test yet?

So u smoked back in Dec,was this before you decided to drive trk?

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

31 months ago

You pot smokers that quit and pass a drug test,keep in mind companies do randoms.So if this carreer means anything to you,stop the drugs.If not well then find some other job.You have no business and no right to be on the road if your doing drugs and if u are on the road after just smoking a joint,I sure hope you get busted.

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tombrady6 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

27 months ago

I know what hair test cover,if you do drugs it will be in your hair ,it does not were out or wash out
it does however grow out with your hair,if you keep your short ,they can only go back a few months,it's the people with really Long hai that it showers up on,
I have had many hair test,because I cannot produce a urin sample that can be tested,in my day I was a crazy kid,tried everything,and have had only hair test,all neg.
so to all the jerks who say if you have to worry about it then you shouldn't be a driver,I'm sure you were a perfect angle all your life

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rob in Mountain View, California

21 months ago

patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa said: You pot smokers that quit and pass a drug test,keep in mind companies do randoms.So if this carreer means anything to you,stop the drugs.If not well then find some other job.You have no business and no right to be on the road if your doing drugs and if u are on the road after just smoking a joint,I sure hope you get busted.

Ha Ha. I have to say sumem bout this topic.Mr or Ms perfect. Listten up.You there are sum guys out here i do beilieve might did sum dirt in there life back then dosnt mean they do the same ole stuff today.There are guys that has actually quit there bad habits to drive trucks for a living just like you maybe because thats all they wonna do for a living but there to busy ruled as drug addicts just over sum hair sample bs when they could be seriousley dun turned they life around all for the industry..This hair sample will cause a big turn over rate and you really wouldnt be able to tell your real true truck drivers from the fake. You have no bussiness telling sumbody the industry isnt for them if there heart and mind tellem them to follow. Who are you The Lord of Truckers Not..If you cant back your truck up intto a dock at a 90 degree angle without checking ur mirrior 30 times i could easily tell you that you need to get ur a!!! out the trucking industry its not for you rotflmao... are you hi or sumem...

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Driver2013 in dandridge, Tennessee

21 months ago

I have been driving for about 13 years and I don't think I know of 1 of them out there that does a hair follicle test. You guys have been watching too much tv. The first thing I would suggest to most of the people on this feed is a comprehensive spelling and grammar lesson. Cheers...

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

21 months ago

Driver2013 in dandridge, Tennessee said: I have been driving for about 13 years and I don't think I know of 1 of them out there that does a hair follicle test. You guys have been watching too much tv. The first thing I would suggest to most of the people on this feed is a comprehensive spelling and grammar lesson. Cheers...

lol

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daedae513 in Tonawanda, New York

21 months ago

JB Hunt does

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designer bee in Waukesha, Wisconsin

21 months ago

rob in Mountain View, California said: Ha Ha. I have to say sumem bout this topic.Mr or Ms perfect. Listten up.You there are sum guys out here i do beilieve might did sum dirt in there life back then dosnt mean they do the same ole stuff today.There are guys that has actually quit there bad habits to drive trucks for a living just like you maybe because thats all they wonna do for a living but there to busy ruled as drug add

Wow, that was painful to read. Need some grammar classes.

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rob in Los Angeles, California

21 months ago

ha ha grammer classes is the last you should worry bout on this forum. I take it the message still got to you Mr.Perfect ha ha you gotta come back and pick on somebody typing. I dont have to spell everything so perfect Mr.Perfect. 1 prime example Mr. Perfect i am not perfect so you get what you didnt even ask for on this forum. Honestly grammer class would best fit you too because your off topic on this forum pepole wonting advice not sum perfectionist. Thank you God Bless you

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rob in Los Angeles, California

21 months ago

never the less guys if your dirty dont try going over the road. Go to the right school and pay for your cdl your self like me.$6000 bucks and take your time in your field. Trucking wont ever go anywhere.. Itll always be around.

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Driver2013 in dandridge, Tennessee

21 months ago

For starters let me begin by apologizing to whomever THOUGHT I was talking to them personally. My comment was to the person/driver who was inquiring about hair follicle testing for a drug panel. I simply stated a FACT; that I did not know of any that do that type of test. Unlike my co-workers and most drivers I know, I am not a know-it-all. With that said:I am not sure what it was whomever thought I was talking about but, I assure all, I was merely trying to let this person (the one with the inquiry) for those who can't follow along, that as it was stated it is not for anyone out there to tell them driving is not for them. Simply check out others...Cheers

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rob in Mountain View, California

21 months ago

Driver2013 in dandridge, Tennessee said: For starters let me begin by apologizing to whomever THOUGHT I was talking to them personally. My comment was to the person/driver who was inquiring about hair follicle testing for a drug panel. I simply stated a FACT; that I did not know of any that do that type of test. Unlike my co-workers and most drivers I know, I am not a know-it-all. With that said:I am not sure what it was whomever thought I was talking about but, I assure all, I was merely trying to let this person (the one with the inquiry) for those who can't follow along, that as it was stated it is not for anyone out there to tell them driving is not for them. Simply check out others...Cheers

truely i agree im sorry if i replied to the wronng post and offended you or anybody else but it kills me when sumone is rejected for asking advise.. Simply if sumone is hott of drugs shouldnt be in the industry. But however if 1 can change there lives for the industry it could be for them if only they learn to stay away from the drugs and abstrain for the rest of there lives because there is absolutly 0 tolerance in the field... in other words not towards you but for all the best advice is to clear up, clean out, and dont touch again for your future if you choose this route. You only fail your own carrer not the people that test you. Honestly what i hear all companys are starting to do hairfolicle test so either way you go you have it to come across.. again im sorry.

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Driver2013 in dandridge, Tennessee

21 months ago

Start by being honest with yourself, If you "WERE" any sort of addict;and you are NOT now, Congratulations.Start with how long has it been? www.drugtestingnetwork.com/store/hair-kit.htm
Copy the above link and paste it in your address line and test yourself 1st.
The site is www.thedrugtestingnetwork.com This site is loaded with info on hair testing info and lastly to answer your question, Pam Transport, swift Transport, USF glenmoore...All companies that do a urine test only, and I am 99 percent sure they all still hire drivers with no experience...Cheers

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Driver2013 in dandridge, Tennessee

21 months ago

The link I provided in my last post can be clicked on directly and you will be taken to that site for ANYONE else who has questions about the drug testing practices and time limits so on and so forth...Cheers

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djhardcut in Harvard, Illinois

20 months ago

Wow great thread... I am currently trying to get my foot in the door here. I have wanted to truck my whole adult life and due to some lif events now is the time to give it a go. Yes hair follicle testing is a concern... it seems that there is some confusion here between "active" use and "inactive" use. I have heard everything from a 90.day testing window to upwards of eight years. In both cases. I was told this from the people that actually expdetienced the test and came out positive. Obviously there are less expensive tests in the 150 dollar range up to many hundreds of not thousand.DS. I gather the more cash the further back they can go. After hearing stories and meting people that have a big DRUG TEST FAILURE on. their dot record I have come to the conclusion that if you have ever used whether its ten years or ten months absolutely.do not take the hair follicle test! AND YES if you are sitting in the companies testing room and are asked to give a hair sample and you refuse you will have a nice big REFUSAL for drug screen on your dot file. The general tone to this thread in my opinion is that there is a lot of unrealistic people out there that think if you've ever touched an illegal substance no matter how long ago it was you're a junkie for life and are incapable of driving a rig period. That's the most ludicris thing I have ever heard. So I hit a joint and Sid some cola almost a decade ago... using some of the logic in this thread, I am currently a junkie shoveling drugs onto my body and am currently incapable of functioning on the same level as someone who didn't do a little experimenting. Almost a decade ago. That's ridiculous and about as ignorant as it could possibly get. Don't take into account I have as good a driving record as the Pope and don't so much as drink alcohol... lets beat a dead horse for crying out loud.

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djhardcut in Harvard, Illinois

20 months ago

Sorry about the punctuation I am on a new smart phone and am getting used to the keyboard ... thanks

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daedae513 in Buffalo, New York

20 months ago

You are right in what you said, to do something years ago do not make you a threat, just that some truck driver are perfect and headed for sainthood

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bobber66 in Buffalo, New York

11 months ago

Driver2013 in dandridge, Tennessee said: I have been driving for about 13 years and I don't think I know of 1 of them out there that does a hair follicle test. You guys have been watching too much tv. The first thing I would suggest to most of the people on this feed is a comprehensive spelling and grammar lesson. Cheers...

I sat through a recruitment class for Roehl Transportation this afternoon and was informed that they give two drug screenings at orientation. One is peeing in a bottle and the other is the hair follicle. The recruiter said it goes back 6 months. And by law, if you fail it, they have to notify D.O.T. And you will get sent home.....

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Random dude in Elgin, Illinois

10 months ago

I saw a lot of people calling cannabis a drug and you're a pathetic human for thinking it. Alcohol is a drug. Not cannabis. I've never smoked in my life. Not even a cig, but you're a pathetic human if you think freedom of smoking a joint AFTER driving 8 days in a row is oh so bad. You ever go above the speed limit? Well that's a larger fine than smoking a joint in public around a group of 7 year old kids watching you. Get a grip brother...thump thump thump that 1933 socialist crap some more.

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

9 months ago

Random dude in Elgin, Illinois said: I saw a lot of people calling cannabis a drug and you're a pathetic human for thinking it. Alcohol is a drug. Not cannabis. I've never smoked in my life. Not even a cig, but you're a pathetic human if you think freedom of smoking a joint AFTER driving 8 days in a row is oh so bad. You ever go above the speed limit? Well that's a larger fine than smoking a joint in public around a group of 7 year old kids watching you. Get a grip brother...thump thump thump that 1933 socialist crap some more.

So cannabis is not a drug huh,then why do ppl fail drug test because of it?It's not a bad drug some states legalized it.But none the less it is a drug as carriers see it and you will get sent packen if you fail the drug test.As carriers see it,it is 100% illegal and there is zero tolerance in this industry.You smoke weed while on vacation or any time while employed,you better be prepared for a random.I don't care if every state in the United States legalized pot,canabis or whatever you wanna call it,no companies will legalize it.So you have to decide whats more important,the weed or employment.

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Trance4Life in Salisbury, North Carolina

8 months ago

Does anyone know if McElroy Truck Lines does Hair Tests?

And before I catch a bunch of crap about doing drugs, I wanna clarify that I DO NOT do any kinds of drugs anymore, and I don't plan on EVER doing any again! I use to smoke yes, and sure I've made some terrible decisions in my life. However, I have now turned my life around. I've quit smoking pot about 3 months ago, and just completed truck driving school and received my CDL with ALL endorsements. I can and will go the rest of my life without ever smoking again! I need a good career for myself and to give my son a better life and be a better influence on him! I've came a long way in the last few months from where I used to be, and I'm very serious about staying clean and being a professional driver. I'm not worried about random drug testing... In fact I would be more than happy to take random drug testing now, just for my own satisfaction. But I'm worried that it hasn't been long enough to pass a hair follicle test yet, and I don't wanna fail a test for something the "old me" did months ago, and have that on my DAC report. I'm really interested in McElroy, can anyone tell me if they do Hair follicle testing for pre-employment?

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Trance4Life in Salisbury, North Carolina

8 months ago

Nah, I'm not gonna take a chance on ruining my career! I don't have to have it, I'm fine without it, and I need this job way more than anything else! That's why I don't wanna take a chance with a hair test yet. I hate to ruin my career before it even gets started. Again, I would be happy to take random drug tests anytime. Any help you can offer me would be greatly appreciated.

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

8 months ago

Trance4Life in Salisbury, North Carolina said: Nah, I'm not gonna take a chance on ruining my career! I don't have to have it, I'm fine without it, and I need this job way more than anything else! That's why I don't wanna take a chance with a hair test yet. I hate to ruin my career before it even gets started. Again, I would be happy to take random drug tests anytime. Any help you can offer me would be greatly appreciated.

I couldn't find anything on what kind of test is performed at McElroy but Werner does not perform the hair test if you don't mind dry van.They also have a reefer division.

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Trance4Life in Salisbury, North Carolina

8 months ago

Okay, thanks for the info. But the main reason I was trying to get on with a flatbed company because it's more regional and offered home every weekend. I don't wanna get too much of the time I have to spend with my son, who I get on weekends, taken away from me. I'm really interested in McElroy because their starting pay is about $0.10 higher per mile than anyone else. Do who know what kind of testing Melton does?
My son is the most important thing in my life! I understand I will more than likely have to sacrifice some pay in order to get more home-time. However, weekends are the only time I get to see my son, and that takes priority over everything else. Again, McElroy's starting pay is way better than anything I've seen so far. But any information you can give me about any other companies that offer weekends home, and that just do urine tests would be great. I'm new to the industry, and just got my CDL a couple weeks ago, so I'm really just exploring my options right now. I do need to get to work ASAP, but at the same time, I wanna pick a company that will be a good fit for me, seeing as how I really do need at least every other weekend home.

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

8 months ago

Trance4Life in Salisbury, North Carolina said: Okay, thanks for the info. But the main reason I was trying to get on with a flatbed company because it's more regional and offered home every weekend. I don't wanna get too much of the time I have to spend with my son, who I get on weekends, taken away from me. I'm really interested in McElroy because their starting pay is about $0.10 higher per mile than anyone else. Do who know what kind of testing Melton does?
My son is the most important thing in my life! I understand I will more than likely have to sacrifice some pay in order to get more home-time. However, weekends are the only time I get to see my son, and that takes priority over everything else. Again, McElroy's starting pay is way better than anything I've seen so far. But any information you can give me about any other companies that offer weekends home, and that just do urine tests would be great. I'm new to the industry, and just got my CDL a couple weeks ago, so I'm really just exploring my options right now. I do need to get to work ASAP, but at the same time, I wanna pick a company that will be a good fit for me, seeing as how I really do need at least every other weekend home.

OK just read on a different forum McElroy does urine drug test and draws your blood.

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Trance4Life in Salisbury, North Carolina

8 months ago

patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa said: OK just read on a different forum McElroy does urine drug test and draws your blood.

Not anymore! I just got off the phone with a guy that was in my truck driving class, who started with McElroy this week. They DO hair follicle drug testing now!!!

What do you know about COMCAR? I'm thinking about going to work with their flatbed carrier, CT Transportation, for 6 months - 1 year to get some, and also more time clean under my belt, where a year from now I will be able to go to work for McElroy, and pass a hair follicle test. I don't wanna take a chance on ruining my career before it even gets started!

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Chudley in Indianapolis, Indiana

4 months ago

Trance4Life in Salisbury, North Carolina said: Not anymore! I just got off the phone with a guy that was in my truck driving class, who started with McElroy this week. They DO hair follicle drug testing now!!!

What do you know about COMCAR? I'm thinking about going to work with their flatbed carrier, CT Transportation, for 6 months - 1 year to get some, and also more time clean under my belt, where a year from now I will be able to go to work for McElroy, and pass a hair follicle test. I don't wanna take a chance on ruining my career before it even gets started!

Did you get your answer with CT transportation? I'm about to goto MCT transportation for orientation in a week wanted to know if you found out about there testing. Thanks

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Trance4Life in Swansea, South Carolina

4 months ago

Chudley in Indianapolis, Indiana said: Did you get your answer with CT transportation? I'm about to goto MCT transportation for orientation in a week wanted to know if you found out about there testing. Thanks

Nah, I ended up going to work somewhere else...sorry

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