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DOT Audit Checklist: Preparing for a DOT Program Review

DOT auditors are responsible for making sure employer are in compliance with the federal regulations for DOT drug and alcohol testing. We've compiled a DOT audit checklist that represent most of the records a DOT Agency and USCG auditor, inspector, or investigator will usually request and review during a program review. Keep in [...]

Top 3 FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing Violations (Part 382)

What happens in a DOT Audit? The following comes from the FMCSA. 1: Allowing a driver to operate with a suspended/revoked CDL Employers who were fined for allowing a driver to operate with a suspended/revoked CDL paid an average fine amount of $8,991. This is what your required annual MVR check and Clearinghouse queries are [...]

2022 DOT Random Testing Rates

The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies for 2022. DOT Agency 2022 Random Drug Testing Rate 2022 Random Alcohol Testing Rate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA] The random rates did not change for 2022.  Because the random rates did not change, FMCSA is not [...]

Benefits of Using a Digitized DQ File Management Platform

The regulatory landscape in the transportation sector is changing rapidly. Amid the stringent regulatory requirements, even a small reporting or compliance mistake can land you in legal trouble and result in costly penalties. On top of that, a drop in your CSA score is sure to affect your business’s profitability. This is where a digitized [...]

Understanding the FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The FMCSA requires employers of commercial truck and bus drivers to register for the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The deadline for registration was January 5, 2021. Non-compliance could lead to criminal and civil lawsuits of up to $5833 for every offense. The FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse went into effect on January 6, 2020. The congressionally [...]

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Failed DOT Drug Test – Stop Driving Immediately

Suppose you send a driver out with a shipment to a customer, and in the meantime, their DOT drug test results return positive. According to the FMCSA, the employer is legally obliged to remove the driver from their safety-sensitive duties immediately. That means immediately. Meaning NOW. However, with your shipment already on the way, and if you [...]

Are Your Drivers Eligible for Exemptions from Drug and Alcohol Testing?

Remaining Compliant Through COVID-19  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an Enforcement Notice, extending the waiver of random drug and alcohol testing for certain interstate transportation employers involved in the Coronavirus response through Feb.28, 2021. The notice, released on Dec. 15, is part of the agency’s first-ever national Emergency Declaration, in response to [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|DOT Compliance, DOT Drug Testing|Comments Off on Are Your Drivers Eligible for Exemptions from Drug and Alcohol Testing?