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Beyond the 5 panel urine test

Implementing Multiple Drug Testing Methodologies in Your Workplace

Beyond urine drug testing – oral fluid drug testing, hair drug testing and more. Article by Guest Writer – Bill Current, Current Consulting Group, LLC This information is provided for educational purposes only. Reader retains full responsibility for the use of the information contained herein. Over the past three decades the science behind the technology […]

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FAA drug testing

FAA Drug Testing – Airlines and Aircraft Maintenance Facilities

Are you required to have an FAA drug & alcohol testing program?  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is serious about drug and alcohol use in the workplace.   The purpose of the FAA regulations for drug and alcohol testing is to establish a program designed to help prevent accidents and injuries resulting from the use of […]

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California Tow Truck Drug Testing

Towing for Dollars: Understanding the California Tow Rotation Program to Supplement your Tow Company Income

California tow rotation program with required drug testing … By Lori Lal, Guest Blog Writer Lori is a senior consultant to National Drug Screening Just like the 70’s television show “Bowling for Dollars”, Towing for Dollars can be a great way to supplement your tow company income – though admittedly without that unique bowling alley […]

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California Public Utilities Commission

California Dreamin’? Satisfying the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Requirements for your Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

By Lori Lal, Guest Blog Writer Lori is a senior consultant to National Drug Screening Are you finding it difficult to contact someone at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regarding your drug and alcohol testing program? Are you frustrated at the lack of answers to your questions about your CPUC program and feeling left […]

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Truck Drivers and Owner Operators Random Testing Consortium

Article written by Joe Reilly, President, National Drug Screening  Many truck drivers are considered “Owner-Operators”.  The driver owns the truck and the business.  For owner-operators there are unique facets of the DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Rules. CDL drivers on public roads are subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) […]

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Who Determines Drug Test Refusals?

While a positive or negative drug test is straight forward, there are situations, such as refusals to test, that require further investigation and documentation. This applies to all employers but is especially true with Federal / Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated testing and there is often confusion when an applicant or employee refuses a DOT […]

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Drug Test Order Today

How Can I get a Drug Test without an Account?

Article written by Joe Reilly, President, National Drug Screening  We hear many times from employers and from individuals that they went to get a drug test from Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp only to be turned away because they were told they needed a drug testing account to get a drug test completed. At National Drug […]

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Violations Reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse Top 21,000 as of May 2020

Violations Reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse Top 21,000 as of May 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a detailed summary of data related to the FMCSA Clearinghouse. The stats covered total violations broken down by type of drug, alcohol, and refusals. It also showed the number of drivers in the return to duty or prohibited categories as well as numbers of queries conducted […]

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Employers can associate their Clearinghouse activity with the USDOT Numbers in their FMCSA Portal accounts

Employers can associate their Clearinghouse activity with the USDOT Numbers in their FMCSA Portal accounts

FMCSA has recently updated the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to allow employers to link their Clearinghouse accounts with their FMCSA Portal accounts. This will enable employers to associate Clearinghouse activity (reporting violations, conducting queries, purchasing query plans, and designating consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs)) with a specified USDOT Number in their Portal account. To complete this process, […]

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Video Blog: Turnaround Times For Drug Testing

A question we often get is about turnaround times for drug testing results meaning how long it will take for a person to get their results. Many times people want to receive results right away. in some areas of the country and in certain circumstances this is possible; it is called an instant, rapid, or […]

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