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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 Happens if my Employees Don’t Complete the Random Drug Testing Selections?

Random Drug Testing …There are two answers to the question on random drug testing depending on whether the random selection program is a DOT regulated program or a non-DOT program.  National Drug Screening random drug testing random management software does have a feature called ‘Auto Compensate”.  With this feature the random drug testing software will […]

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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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What are requirements for a drug testing policy for a trucking or bus company?

The DOT, along with FMCSA, have regulations requiring commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators required to maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to be tested for alcohol and drugs Part 382.601 provides for Policy Components Required by the FMCSA Controlled Substances and Alcohol Rule, these requirements include:  Overview Categories of Drivers Subject to Testing Participation as […]

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What are DOT MIS Reports?

Employers subject to DOT or USCG drug and alcohol testing regulations must submit their annual drug and alcohol testing data as required by their respective DOT Agency or the USCG. The annual drug and alcohol testing data being submitted for a specific calendar year is to be submitted by March 15th of the following calendar […]

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What are DOT MIS Reports or Management Information System Reports?

Management Information System reports apply to DOT testing only.  The MIS report is submitted on a MIS DATA Collection Form.  There are varying requirements for MIS reporting depending on the mode of transportation the employer is regulated by.  Transportation modes include FMCSA, FAA, FTA, FRA, PHMSA and Coast Guard.  These agencies now prefer the employer to submit the required […]

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