New Driver Gets Fired For Positive Drug Sample!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Stratocaster, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Member

    A new driver in my center got fired this morning for testing positive on his DOT physical he took about a month ago. Last week he got into a little argument with his supervisor and today he was fired. Sounds a little bit fishy to me. 1 whole month to figure out he tested positive for marijuana???? Has anyone heard of a similar case?
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If the person was in their probation period, it does not matter.

    Sucks to be him/her.
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Maybe it took a month for your sample to be retested?
  4. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    Quick question - When did UPS start drug screening for DOT physical?

    Quick answer. They don't.

    Another question? Are you concerned about taking a piss test for a DOT physical?

    Another answer. Really don't bother. If you are already a driver you should know who, when and why you can be drug tested. If you or your friend has already been terminated for drug test failure you would know the who, when and why.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Actually, they do.

    DOT requires a certain number of random drug tests be done every year. I went in for 1 on Tuesday.
  6. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Member

    I know that the DOT physical doesn't require a drug test. Thats only for CDL motorists. I was implying that the sup he got into the argument with last week, had his urine from the DOT physical, tested for drugs.
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If the company suspects drug use, it is within their right to test. If the driver has seniority, they have to be offered treatment before firing. If the driver is on probation, tough darts.
  8. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Member

    This wasn't random. The only urine sample he ever gave to the company, was for the DOT physical he took last month. Which is why im confused to how he came back positive for a test that doesn't test for drugs...
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It is possible that you do not know the entire story.
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  10. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Member

    That could be possible.
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    UPS has nothing to do with your DOT physical. You go you pee in a cup and the dip a stick in it in front of you to test your sugar level then they through it away. There is no secret test. If they are testing for drugs you know it you have to sign a form and they would put your sample in a sealed container and make you Initial a seal they put on the container.

    That isn't possible read above. They don't secret test for drugs that is against the law you know when they are testing you for drugs you have to sign forms. They do however do unannounced random testing for people with a CDL or for people that have tested positive in the passed and have gone to rehab these people know that they can be tested at any time as they signed a paper to that effect.

    We had a drive get canned 2 years ago for that...

    If your getting a drug tested they take the sample and then in front of you seal the container put a seal on the container that you initial then they send it out to a lab to be tested.

    If the driver got fired for a failed drug test it wasn't from his DOT physical it was from a unannounced test either because they have a CDL or because they have tested positive before...
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  12. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Your confused because you don't know all the facts your spreading rumors.
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  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Correct. The nurse made a pretty big deal of me initialing the container.
  14. Justaname

    Justaname Member

    Tell your friend getting high isn't worth a career. Stick to beer it's tasty and legal.
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Can drug test for a fitness for duty evalauation.
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Amazing how people will go through all the trouble to obtain illegal substances and if only they took the same motivation and applied it actually doing something productive and legal, imagine the possibilities.
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  17. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Oh, the irony.
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    This is not true. I just went through the most stringent one, I think they have ever given, and no pee left my body in the name of UPS.
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Many years ago I discovered the secret to never getting caught with marijuana in my system.
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Uhmmmm, don't smoke it?