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Truck Driver:
Connect with a Trusted SAP

One of the first steps to compliantly getting back on the road is to connect with a trusted Substance Abuse Professional, also known as a SAP.

Since the clearinghouse was implemented, our team has worked with countless SAPs across the country. We've learned that not all of them are created equal. That's why we've created a trusted partnership with the SAPs in our network. We've worked closely with each of them to support our truck drivers and have referred drivers in your situation to them regularly. 

What to Look for in a SAP....

Being notified that you have a violation in the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse can be disappointing and seem like the end of the world. We are here to tell you that your truck driving career is NOT over. The first step that you should take is to visit the Resources page to get an overview and understanding of the six steps of the FMSA's return to duty process. Secondly, you will need to connect with a trusted Substance Abuse Professional.

The SAP must be reputable, accessible and willing to communicate with your new trucking company when you are cleared to go back to work. Lastly, your SAP's rates must be affordably priced because in most cases, you've recently gotten terminated from your trucking job and have little to no income coming in. The rates for the trusted SAPs in our community usually range between $450-$600 to complete the SAP process. This price usually does not include required drug tests and prescribed treatment. Choose your SAP wisely because once you designate a SAP in the clearinghouse it is very difficult to make changes.

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Loretta Ray

Licensed Chemical Dependency

Counselor, ICADC and SAP,

Phone: 346-617-0126

Website: https://rayofsunshinecounseling.com/

  A Ray of Sunshine Counseling Consultants is committed to providing quality counseling, education, and safety compliance services to persons in safety sensitive positions! 

 
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Questions
for the SAP

The Road to Driving Again Starts Here

Can you explain the process for getting back in the truck.

Do you perform drug screens so that I can be sure that I am ready to get back in the truck?

Will the sessions be online or in-person?

What is your rate and what additional fees should I expect to incur?

Do you have any reviews that I can reference to get feedback about your quality of service?

How long does it usually take your office to send the SAP completion paperwork to trucking companies during the hiring process?