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What is a DOT 40.25 Background Check?

Previous Employer Records Request (§40.25) All US DOT-regulated employers must make a good faith effort to obtain drug and alcohol testing records from other DOT-regulated employers, for all applicants seeking safety-sensitive positions. As the employer, you must: Obtain the applicant’s written consent for release of information. Submit the applicant’s written consent along with a request […]

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What is a DER or Designated Employer Representative?

The DER is a term used in DOT drug and alcohol testing programs and recently also becoming popular for non-DOT drug and alcohol testing programs.  The DER or primary contact person is the employer representative for the drug and alcohol testing program. It doesn’t matter the title of the person but what is important is […]

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What is a Consortia/Third Party Administrator C/TPA

The term Consortia/Third Party Administrator was coined by DOT with the rewrite of 49 CFR Part 40 back in 2001.  C/TPA’s providing DOT drug & alcohol testing services should be intimately familiar with program 49 CFR Part 40, read it over and read it over again.  Refer back to this regulation often to insure your […]

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What can I expect from by FMCSA new entrant exam?

The FMCSA New Entrant will be monitored during the initial 18-month period. Generally audits, compliance reviews/interventions take place at the principal place of business. Some are conducted via mail or electronic.  What to expect: FMCSA Information on New Entrant Safety Audit For the drug and alcohol testing program, the new entrant must show documentation of the following:  Alcohol […]

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What are your DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Services?

DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Services …Serving all DOT modes of transportation with compliance and quality.  Our programs include: Required DOT drug & alcohol testing written policy Required DOT drug and alcohol testing: pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty and follow up SAMHSA Certified Laboratory, Medical Review Officer and Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) […]

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