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Infographic- What Background Checks are Required for Commercial Drivers?

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Here’s a quick checklist of the basic requirements for pre-employment background checks on drivers mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, including commercial drivers who operate passenger or property-carrying vehicles. Be sure to check out our eBook on best practices, our webinar or podcast on hair drug testing. We also have a wealth of […]

Dr. Simo talks about Hair Drug Testing

Podcast: Hair Drug Testing

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In this edition of MRO Talks, Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer discusses the benefits of using hair as a specimen for pre-employment drug testing programs. Compared to urine testing, hair is resistant to subversion tactics (adulteration or substitution). Rather than the hours or days covered by a body fluid test, hair covers a […]

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Driver Medical Qualifications: The Status of FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

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By: Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety and Occupational Health Policy at the American Trucking Associations Over the last decade, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been working towards improving standards for how commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are medically qualified. One significant improvement FMCSA made toward standardizing the medical qualifications program was the […]

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5 Key Reasons to Outsource Driver Employment and Drug/Alcohol History Verifications

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Verifying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mandated requirement for attaining a three-year work history on all driver candidates is one of the biggest hiring challenges for motor carriers and companies with private fleets. By the time organizations obtain all the required information—a significant time investment for employees—the highly-valued driver may have already been […]

Podcast: Hours of Service Updates on Personal Conveyance and Agriculture

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Welcome to our Quarterly Update podcast, produced in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In this episode, Dan Horvath, Director of Safety Policy for the ATA, discusses the recently released personal conveyance guidance and also some guidance related to the agricultural community. Specifically, the episode will discuss some situations when personal conveyance can be used […]