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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Frederick Maryland Drug use and CDL drivers

Drugs and Driving Don't Mix, everyone knows that.

But even if you don't drive under the influence, you're still putting several people at risk, not the least of which is the insurance agent of the CDL truck you're driving!

I know someone who had an accident, the accident was NOT their fault - someone hit the truck, the CDL truck DID NOT hit someone else's car- The CAR HIT THE TRUCK!

And the driver had to drug test...

The driver knew that they'd indulged recently, and that they'd likely fail the urine test... they also knew that they'd have at least a couple hours before the truck got parked and then someone would drive them to the drug test facility...

SO... the person drank as much water as possible, (you can pass a drug test if you flush out your kidneys with lots of water), OK fine.

The person thought they were in the clear, no news is good news, ya think?

Then out of the blue, after working (driving a truck) all week, the test results came back: "Diluted"

oh s***.

They had to drug test again! Thinking that the person had "dodged the bullet" they'd indulged again- but this time DOT came to the work place!

(names are not given for lots of reasons, can you tell I know this person?, the moral is what I'm after here)

Do NOT operate a truck if you're not clean.

You'll get your self screwed and you did it to yourself!

Even if you've never hit anything with a truck you've been driving... someone can hit you!

and YOU'LL have to "pay the piper"

What needs to happen is that trucking companies need to use the 'hair test' and not the urine test (see this link:

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