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DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

April’s article detailed the components of DOT pre-employment drug testing, so we know that a driver cannot begin operating a CDL-required vehicle until a verified negative test result has been received.

DOT Positive Drug Tests

As we addressed in our last article, “DOT Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testing,” the consequences of receiving a positive test result are pretty steep, and can create a difficult situation for the employer. That’s why it’s important to be prepared and under…

A Guide to DOT Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Most hiring managers and business owners are aware that newly hired drivers “have to take a drug test.” And although pre-employment drug testing is a relatively uncomplicated procedure, there are specific requirements that must be met.

DOT Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testing

Of all DOT test types, Return-to-Duty (RTD) and Follow-Ups may be the most misunderstood, and they’re the ones all of us hope we never have to encounter. After all, these tests are only administered after an employee has received a positive test result.

What is “Clean” in 2018?

Recent changes in state marijuana laws and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules related to the use of synthetic opioids have raised some serious questions among commercial drivers and their employers. Which drugs are allowed with a pr…

Drug Test Results Can Take a Long Time

It is well known that many DOT-regulated businesses employing CDL drivers have a difficult time finding—and hanging on to—qualified drivers. Once a good candidate pops up, hiring managers are anxious to get their prospective employee in the driver’s seat.…

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