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State Laws Drug Testing

Understanding Drug Testing State Laws

Last updated on October 6th, 2020 at 06:36 pmHow do States regulate drug free workplace and drug testing programs? Understanding the variety of laws that could impact a workplace drug testing program and how those laws work together can a very challenging part of creating a drug-free workplace program. With mandatory and voluntary laws, case […]

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The Importance of a Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Last updated on October 2nd, 2020 at 10:16 amA drug free workplace policy saves money for employers. This information is provided for educational purposes only. Reader retains full responsibility for the use of the information contained herein.  Content provided by The Current Consulting Group, LLC – Bill Current and Sharon Bottcher A drug testing policy […]

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Marijuana Federal and State Laws

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Testing

Last updated on August 24th, 2020 at 10:24 amThere is much confusion about marijuana drug testing in the workplace, employers need to make decisions.  What are the pros and cons? Guest Author: Katherine Miller of Current Consulting Group, LLC  This information is provided for educational purposes only. Reader retains full responsibility for the use of […]

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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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Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Last updated on July 28th, 2020 at 12:34 pmHere are the Top 10 most common DOT FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations. Top 10 Most Common Violations: Non-English speaking driver 391.11 Incomplete driver qualification file 391.51 Operating a property-carrying vehicle without possessing a valid medical certificate 391.41 Driver does not have a valid operator’s license for the […]

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