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 [...]

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Understanding the Emergency Relief Extension 

Are you operating within compliance of the new extension? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) extended and expanded the first-ever national Emergency Declaration, through Feb. 28, 2021, providing direct assistance for commercial drivers and carriers who support COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, by waiving hours of service regulations. The FMCSA also issued an Enforcement Notice [...]

DOT Releases 2021 Random Testing Rates

2021 DOT Random Test Rates In accordance with Federal guidelines, if the reported positive drug test rate for the DOT modal agencies is below 1 percent for 2 consecutive years, the Administrator can reduce the random drug testing rate of covered employees. Since rates were changed in 2020, there are tentatively no rate changes for calendar year 2021 with [...]

The Value of Reasonable Suspicion Training

With substance abuse rising at an alarming rate in the workplace, organizations need to provide their employees with reasonable suspicion training. Reasonable suspicion training not only enhances workplace safety but is also a vital part of caring for your employees and learning to recognize potential health problems. What is Reasonable Suspicion Training? Reasonable suspicion training [...]