Why should we conduct school bus driver drug testing?

Why should we conduct school bus driver drug testing?

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 at 12:56 pmThere has been some discussion about school bus driver drug testing (as well as church bus driver drug screening) for drugs and alcohol with some understanding or why. But first, we need to look at how the requirement came to be. If your school is private or public and employs bus drivers (16 or more […]

Expanded Opiates Added to DOT Drug Testing

Expanded Opiates for DOT Drug Testing Panels

Last updated on February 21st, 2021 at 04:35 pmThis article explains and analyzes the Department of Transportation (DOT) Final Rule Published November 13, 2017.  The major revision to 49 CFR Part 40 DOT drug testing rules was the addition of expanded opiates or opioids to the DOT drug testing panel. This analysis is provided by […]

Americans with Disabilities Act and Current Drug Use

Hair Sample Drug Test

Last updated on February 25th, 2021 at 01:56 pmA topic that should be high on the discussion list but is not, is the term “current use” and what does it mean or imply.  This article will examine current use versus non-current use for the purposes of drug testing. Some Questions on ADA and Current Use […]

What is a Split Specimen Request?

Split Specimen Requests

Last updated on February 25th, 2021 at 01:49 pmOver the years there has been misinterpretations by Medical Review Officers (MRO) and Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) combined with court challenges. This article will focus on a split specimen retest in a DOT drug testing program. Check out an interesting split specimen situation on our FAQ. The […]

Op-Ed – Is drug interdiction the only answer

Op-Ed - Is drug interdiction the only answer

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 at 03:13 pmAs has been predicted, the levels of driving while using drugs has surpassed the driving while intoxicated because of alcohol. This country has tried many different levels of approach to this problem. The primary approach has been interdiction of drugs coming into this country. It now becomes […]

Hair Testing for DOT

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Last updated on March 18th, 2021 at 12:44 pmHair Testing:  Will Testing Using Hair Replace Urine Based Drug Testing or Not? >>> FMCSA published a notice on January 19, 2017 requesting that the Department of Transportation (DOT) allow hair testing for the pre-employment purposes only and to replace urine-based testing for controlled substances. This notice […]

Petition to DOT-FMCSA to Allow Hair Testing

Hair Follicle Drug Testing

Last updated on February 21st, 2021 at 04:45 pmUpdate December 2020:  Hair drug testing is still being discussed for Federal Workplace testing and thereafter DOT drug testing.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published a final rule and the 60-day public comment period date has […]

FMCSA Addresses CDL Staffing Companies

FMCSA Addresses CDL Staffing Companies

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 at 05:48 pm>>>  In the Federal Register on December 23, 12016, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Notice of Enforcement Guidance.  This guidance is intended to address issues that arise with the use of drivers CDL Holders from staffing companies and compliance with the drug and […]

FMCSA Clearinghouse – Database Part 1

FMCSA Clearinghouse - Database Part 1

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 at 12:52 pm>>>  Curious About the Proposed FMCSA Database >>> At long last, there has been some movement on the long awaited National Database for CDL Holders and motor carriers.  Some questions or concerns are: What is it; Will it affect a CDL holder; How will it affect a […]

Final Rule Change to Service Agent

Final Rule Change to Service Agent

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 at 03:30 pm08/08/2016 – Today the Department of Transportation published in the Federal Register a change in the definition of the term “Service Agent”.  This was published as a Final rule with the requirement for advance notice being waived as it is not a significant rule change in accordance […]