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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 January 21st, 2021 at 01:23 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 January 21st, 2021 at 01:24 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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Inside Drug Testing Series January 2020

Inside Drug Testing Series January 2020

Last updated on January 25th, 2021 at 02:45 pmAs we transitioned to 2020, there have been some very significant changes that have already gone into effect or will go into effect this year. These changes affect drug and alcohol testing services provided by 3rd party administrators (TPAs) and background screening companies plus they may dramatically […]

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What are the responsibilities Owner Operators are required to comply with the FMCSA Clearinghouse beginning in 2020?

FMCSA Clearinghouse for Owner Operators

Last updated on January 26th, 2021 at 05:03 pmToday’s short video is for owner operator truck drivers regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA. This is a new regulation that affects you. This is probably the biggest change in DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations in many years and it affects owner […]

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DOT Refusals to Test Just Got More Difficult for Employers

DOT Refusals to Test Just Got More Difficult for Employers

Last updated on January 22nd, 2021 at 10:05 amThere is often confusion when an applicant or employee refuses a DOT required drug or alcohol test.  Some refusals are determined by the medical review officer (MRO) and some by the employer.  Typically, if a specimen is not collected and sent to the lab for testing, the […]

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Suggested Policy Addendum for New DOT Drug Testing Rule

Suggested Policy Addendum for New DOT Drug Testing Rule

Last updated on October 2nd, 2020 at 10:00 amThis following is not legal advice, it is provided for your information and is a sample addendum to update the DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy in accordance with the new DOT rule effective 01/01/2018. Company Name: _______________________________________________________ DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy Addendum Dated 01/01/2018 DOT 5 Panel […]

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