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Truck Drivers and Owner Operators Random Testing Consortium

Last updated on July 29th, 2020 at 04:40 pmArticle 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 […]

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Who Determines Drug Test Refusals?

Last updated on July 26th, 2020 at 07:16 pmWhile 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 […]

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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

Last updated on September 23rd, 2020 at 04:09 pmThe 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 […]

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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

Last updated on September 23rd, 2020 at 04:09 pmFMCSA 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 […]

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Returning Employees to Work Amid the Coronavirus

Returning Employees to Work Amid the Coronavirus

Last updated on July 28th, 2020 at 12:20 pmBy Bill Current, President & Founder of the Current Consulting Group What are my Concerns with Returning Employees to Work? The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down and employers are anxious to turn things right-side-up again. But it will be challenging for many reasons, including […]

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