I've been hired on at Stevens Trans. (new driver) and need to know what the policy in the trucking industry is on Methadone prescriptions?

by Nate
(Portland, OR)

I had a disk removed in my back about 4 yrs ago. got off the pain meds and got prescribed methadone for pain (also have arthritis of spine) and of course to keep me off those damn pain pills. been on for about 2 years now. have wanted to drive truck all my life and figured now would be perfect time for me.

the doctor at clinic referred me to fed regulation regarding driving truck & methadone. it says you can not...what is policy really???

thank you. really need to know.

Nate

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Jun 23, 2010
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by: Anonymous

do not waste your time when they check your medical history and federal law they will not put you in a truck unless you can get off them find a new career i have had fifteen orphedtic operations two knee replacements and my right shoulder rebuilt and i do not take know pain killers other than aleve and i am still driving

Jun 21, 2010
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by: Eugene

If you have not started orientation yet, then I strongly suggest that you have enough money to get yourself a bus or plain ticket home. Federal law overides any company policy

Jun 21, 2010
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Methadone and driving.
by: Jimmy

Not sure, but a rule of thumb is if it makes you "high" or not in control of your senses or shows up in a drug test, it'll be a no-go. Jimmy

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