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Mike in Riverside, California

69 months ago

If you are asking, please stay out of the trucking business

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springtime in Hughes Springs, Texas

69 months ago

Luis in Arlington, Texas said: Does Swift do hair follicle pre emp. test?

Do not even think about getting into a truck if you are concerned about a hair test. I guarantee all drugs, (even over the counter, although not illegal) will show. Most companies go back much further than the 90 days. HAIR FOLLICLE TEST WILL SHOW EVERYTHING!!!

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ed may in College Station, Texas

68 months ago

The American people just need to say"No" to hair testing

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jaminjohn08

68 months ago

i dont mean to pop your bubble but i worked for kroger 18 years and every swift driver i ever seen at our warehouse usally parked very bad also the ones i ever seen on the road were not good drivers rookies? i dont know but you might want to look for another place maybe because they were hiring knuckheads that were druggies? i dont know good luck man john

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sh in Clearwater, Florida

68 months ago

Luis in Arlington, Texas said: Does Swift do hair follicle pre emp. test?

as of 2008 they did not.

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mkrn in Sacramento, California

67 months ago

Do not even think about getting into a truck if you are concerned about a hair test. I guarantee all drugs, (even over the counter, although not illegal) will show. Most companies go back much further than the 90 days. HAIR FOLLICLE TEST WILL SHOW EVERYTHING!!!

just shave all your hair off cant do a test with nothing to test on.

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Eric G. in Greensboro, North Carolina

67 months ago

Follicle testing is accurate for whatever drug usage is being sought.
Over the counter medications (cough syrup, cold medicines, etc.) have and can cause positive readings for some drugs.
Saliva tests are just as accurate however using some breath fresheners can result in POSITIVE results for Alcohol.

Shaving ones body can be seen as possibly hiding something therefore one can/may acquire a refusal to test which can be seen as worse than a positive result.

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Eric G. in Greensboro, North Carolina

67 months ago

Good question and one that needs research to correctly answer.

There are now 5 drug tests that I'm aware:
1) Blood
2) Breath (usually for detecting drunk driving)
3) Urine
4) Saliva
5) Follicle

Personally I would opt for either of Urine, Blood, Saliva.

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putz in Saint Louis, Missouri

66 months ago

The international frog population has declined by 25% as a direct result of folicle testing and there are no longer any frogs with hair.

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ben in Saint Louis, Missouri

66 months ago

since no president of the united states in recent memory did not have a drug past and the worst truck drivers are the clean cut red neck tail gaiters who act like there on steroids the witch hunt should stop.

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ralph in Las Cruces, New Mexico

41 months ago

mkrn in Sacramento, California said: Do not even think about getting into a truck if you are concerned about a hair test. I guarantee all drugs, (even over the counter, although not illegal) will show. Most companies go back much further than the 90 days. HAIR FOLLICLE TEST WILL SHOW EVERYTHING!!!

just shave all your hair off cant do a test with nothing to test on.

That is so dumb-here in NM they can get hair from your underarms or other places-don't even think you won't get caught and they have their ways!

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T-bone in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

41 months ago

im not saying that im activily positive for any drug, but the past is the past. im sure if person could change it, they would have a better outlook their background. Anything of a addictiion is bad, "OBESITY". A bad heart cant controll a climax let alone a BIG RIG. BIG RIG!!!! my real question is what kind of test is done?

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snake in Jefferson City, Tennessee

41 months ago

hair follicle test will tell on you for everything 10 years back

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cynthia in Coventry, Rhode Island

38 months ago

If you are using drugs,you do not deserve to drive a truck PERIOD! I was picked from a class of over 500 men and 5 women.......I was 2nd in my class and first in my driving exam in the whole school. Werner Enterprises hand picked me from that school as their top driver of that round of students. I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis)and was in remission for 7 years and never took pills or and drugs during that time(even though there were times I was in severe pain)and believe if you are using drugs legal or not you do not belong behind a 18 wheeler! (except if your on methadone...ONLY ONLY if you use the methadone exactly how it is suppose to be used!)because anyone with a brain knows methadone does not get you high if you are using it for maintenance on a regular basis. If you use methadone casual or in a manner it is not intended to be used...yes it is possible to get a high from it. I have not been driving in a few years because I had a big flare up of my RA and am in too much pain, and will not risk lives for my pride. period. Also, I found another driver at that school to team up with me (a guy)because I never drove before the school and was unsure I would be safe alone on the road(stupid! I know) because I now know that truck driver are the most kind caring sweet and honest people I have ever know(which is why drug using driving pisses me off hearing y'all say you do it)and drivers protected me over the road, and looked out for me! especially when you are what the drivers all call"super hot!" lol So, for me I hate hearing bad things about drivers. Anyway...I still have my CDL Class A W/Hazmat licence and will never give it up because I could go back into remission again and drive. My boss at Werner Enterprises told me that all I need to do is call....he will have a truck ready...even if it is years from now. I am so proud of truck drivers...we are the heart beat of this nation and not only are drivers kind/good people, drivers are professional and skilled workers!

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Mark in Coventry, Rhode Island

38 months ago

ed may in College Station, Texas said: The American people just need to say"No" to hair testing

why? if you are doing what you are suppose to do (not using drugs) then what does anyone have to worry about? being in control of something that could possibly kill hundreds of people, and using drugs? what if some high or drunk truck driver hit your car or your kid's school bus? or you mothers car? God forbid. drug testing of other kinds is very unreliable! hair testing will prove positive that clean responsible people are behind a killing machine. sorry, that is just my opinion...not trying to be mean or rude :)

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ChipSkream in Savage, Minnesota

35 months ago

I Think it is more that someone had done drugs, then stopped and got clean and is worried about what happened in the past. I cleaned up just to get a job and get my life straight, yet these companies don't care if it has been 3 months or 3 years and one bad test and your done.

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fred in Knoxville, Illinois

35 months ago

i think " burt reynolds,sally fields,and jerry reed...aka "snow-man" all tested positive while driving in " smokey and the bandit", i am glad to see so many people are taking sides with sheriff "BUFFORD T JUSTICE!" in here! we need to get these outlaws off our roads!

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Bert in Antelope, California

34 months ago

You are a bunch of stupid ignorant pie holes. DOT and employers only test for a few drugs in urine and/or hair follicle testing. Not, synthetic opiates (except for Oxy)…LSD(which can cause safety issues forever due to flashbacks)…cannaboids…psychoactive mushroom…peyote…they do not test for very many drugs. Basically they can test for either 5 or 10 drugs. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE CALLED 5 OR 10 PANEL TESTS. WOW, YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT. Because you were ignorant... Now you aren’t. Not Tylenol pm stupid!

If over the counter drugs cause false positives then the test is not worth crap! And, everyone should be afraid. I should have used a period. You probably did not catch that. I have no time to explain it to you.

Not only are the guilt charged genius…I meen stupid! One dose not need something to hide in order to be afraid of slander, libel, or persecution. She simply needs to live under any system as full of holes as this one. Did we not learn this in history when learning about Stalin? Oh, well you probably didn’t…did ya'll?

Thus, if one can drink today and drive next week why not do some other drug sober up and then you are fine to drive. LSD’s side affects last a lifetime I have witnessed flashbacks at my job, but the DOT and employers do not test for it. Is this really about safety? They could figure out how to test for it if they wanted to. This is seems more about control. Control of the masses where group thought and idiots rule the day because there are so many of you!

There should be a 5-10 day privacy statute of limitations. We need safe drivers not saints, virgins, or simple minded brainwashed big brother kiss ups! Looking back 1 year does nothing to insure safety. All it does is give simple answers to simple minds. And, those simple minds inevitably suck it all up and then regurgitate it on each other as if it is a good idea.

Really, if safety is the real concern then they need a hair follicle test that tells when the last time a 250+ pound driv

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clifftonsantiago in San Diego, California

32 months ago

Bert in Antelope, California said: Really, if safety is the real concern then they need a hair follicle test that tells when the last time a 250+ pound driver last had a Big Mac super sized meal or used cigarettes, which are drugs according to a little organization called the FDA. Nicotine is as addictive as heroin and causes fat people to drop dead at any given time: like when driving an 18 wheeler, genius. That fat, smoking, heart attach /stroke waiting to happen, and endangering hundreds of people and their families IS THE BIGGEST SAFETY PROBLEM I SEE OUT HERE. Oh yea, one physical in two years should pick up any safety problems, right?

The DOT would suspend CDLs obtained by anyone over 200lbs and nicotine addict if it was TRULY concerned with safety.

If you are fat out of shape and still eating like a garbage can YOU SHOULD NEVER GET BEHIND THE WHEEL. PUT THE FRIES DOWN...AND STOP BEING SELF-RIGHTEOUS. YOU ARE THE REAL SAFETY ISSUE. Stop pointing at others when you are the size of a house.

Peace to all those who do not tell others of splinters in their eye while suffering from a log in theirs.

Well said my friend. It's nice to see someone has a brain and doesn't believe everything our government tries to shove down our throats.

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learning in Lady Lake, Florida

32 months ago

one persono mentions something about drugs and every jumps on the bandwwagon about how u shouldnt even b driving.. ohhh go fly a kite.. people want answers and i think urs is a good one.. just like eveyone else who does hair testing?? just wanting to know its not a crime to ask...

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Swamp Kid in Shreveport, Louisiana

32 months ago

Well said Bert, its nice to hear from someone one who has an independent thought. Some of you you need to read a book. Hell, use the internet for more than porn. Its like hearing people trash a 16 year old for having an abortion but know one wants to adopt the kid.

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Jess in Sacramento, California

29 months ago

If I took vicodin for a legitimate medical condition for several years (prescribed by doc /low daily dose) but have not now taken any for several months now I assume this is going to show in a hair test. Since I had a legitimate ailment for this prescription how is it legal that I would have to explain to the perspective employer WHY I was using it thus revealing my medical history-which is private and safe guarded my HIPPA Laws ? Am I really expected to tell them " " oh I have so- so ailment that's why I was using the doctor prescribed meds "...that is NOT their business and technically if a person reveals some medical condition they then can use that against hiring them. btw this is not for a driving job.

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P in Orlando, Florida

29 months ago

Hippa law or not I believe that u have to tell them because they are doing a drug test.. Google it to be sure but if it shows up and you get that call from the neo they will ask u if u have a prescription for it but if u don't have vaild proof that u were taking it for medical purposes than u could b lying (not saying u are) they're just not gonna believe word of mouth

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stupidmistake in Bossier City, Louisiana

27 months ago

I will tell you from my own personal experiance with hair follicle.....they do not take a sample from your head....they take it from your arm, what does this mean?? body hair(not head hair) is genetically controlled which means the growth rate is slower offering a 12 month drug history. You had better believe they will certainly take the sample from your arm, if you have done ANYTHING it will show up, one time use, weekend warrior, or abuser. Shampoo's don't work, nothing works the only way to beat these test is to not use drugs period....i found this out the hard way. Key bump 8 months ago while unemployed, after wondering why on earth i did it, i simply forgot about it and went on with my life. The hair follicle at an orientation caught it....now on my DAC report, failed pre-employment drug screen/terminated due to violation of company policy. Key bump 8 months prior and one day at orientation.....screwed for 7 years maybe longer..career over before it even started. There are plenty of people to tell you about 90 day history and DOT doesn't recognize hair follicle therefore the results can't be reported..Do not listen to this...if you have used drugs in the past twelve months ANY amount will cost you big time, stop doing them now and stay clean it is the only way to get around this...and don't think you can start using again once you've taken the hair follicle...keep in mind every time you use you are resetting the one year detection period... I wish someone had told me about this and how it really works I could have simply added 4 months to my waiting period and been totally fine as im not a regular user...hopefully this will help with other's who don't know what to expect from this industry

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stupidmistake in Bossier City, Louisiana

27 months ago

P in Orlando, Florida said: Hippa law or not I believe that u have to tell them because they are doing a drug test.. Google it to be sure but if it shows up and you get that call from the neo they will ask u if u have a prescription for it but if u don't have vaild proof that u were taking it for medical purposes than u could b lying (not saying u are) they're just not gonna believe word of mouth

sorry for the story there i was trying to post to the blog

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trucker74 in Fort Worth, Texas

26 months ago

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stupidmistake in Bossier City, Louisiana said: I will tell you from my own personal experiance with hair follicle.....they do not take a sample from your head....they take it from your arm, what does this mean?? body hair(not head hair) is genetically controlled which means the growth rate is slower offering a 12 month drug history. You had better believe they will certainly take the sample from your arm, if you have done ANYTHING it will show up, one time use, weekend warrior, or abuser. Shampoo's don't work, nothing works the only way to beat these test is to not use drugs period....i found this out the hard way. Key bump 8 months ago while unemployed, after wondering why on earth i did it, i simply forgot about it and went on with my life. The hair follicle at an orientation caught it....now on my DAC report, failed pre-employment drug screen/terminated due to violation of company policy. Key bump 8 months prior and one day at orientation.....screwed for 7 years maybe longer..career over before it even started. There are plenty of people to tell you about 90 day history and DOT doesn't recognize hair follicle therefore the results can't be reported..Do not listen to this...if you have used drugs in the past twelve months ANY amount will cost you big time, stop doing them now and stay clean it is the only way to get around this...and don't think you can start using again once you've taken the hair follicle...keep in mind every time you use you are resetting the one year detection period... I wish someone had told me about this and how it really works I could have simply added 4 months to my waiting period and been totally fine as im not a regular user...hopefully this will help with other's who don't know what to expect from this industry

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pete in Stillwater, Minnesota

26 months ago

stupidmistake in Bossier City, Louisiana said: I will tell you from my own personal experiance with hair follicle.....they do not take a sample from your head....they take it from your arm, what does this mean?? body hair(not head hair) is genetically controlled which means the growth rate is slower offering a 12 month drug history. You had better believe they will certainly take the sample from your arm, if you have done ANYTHING it will show up, one time use, weekend warrior, or abuser. Shampoo's don't work, nothing works the only way to beat these test is to not use drugs period....i found this out the hard way. Key bump 8 months ago while unemployed, after wondering why on earth i did it, i simply forgot about it and went on with my life. The hair follicle at an orientation caught it....now on my DAC report, failed pre-employment drug screen/terminated due to violation of company policy. Key bump 8 months prior and one day at orientation.....screwed for 7 years maybe longer..career over before it even started. There are plenty of people to tell you about 90 day history and DOT doesn't recognize hair follicle therefore the results can't be reported..Do not listen to this...if you have used drugs in the past twelve months ANY amount will cost you big time, stop doing them now and stay clean it is the only way to get around this...and don't think you can start using again once you've taken the hair follicle...keep in mind every time you use you are resetting the one year detection period... I wish someone had told me about this and how it really works I could have simply added 4 months to my waiting period and been totally fine as im not a regular user...hopefully this will help with other's who don't know what to expect from this industry

so am I correct in thinking that if I did a couple of small puffs of weed 2-3 months ago it will show up in a follical test? it really was only a couple.

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DCHORD in Denham Springs, Louisiana

21 months ago

LOL YOU WORK FOR WERNER, THAT WHERE THEY SENT THE WORST DRIVERS FROM MY SCHOOL STFU PLEASE IF YOU HAVE NO GOOD INFO, WERNER AHAHAHA

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mike in South Elgin, Illinois

15 months ago

ben in Saint Louis, Missouri said: since no president of the united states in recent memory did not have a drug past and the worst truck drivers are the clean cut red neck tail gaiters who act like there on steroids the witch hunt should stop.
mbs freight inc looking for drivers and owners over the road and regin call my emil is freightload3@gmail.com

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