Detecting Drug Use in the Workplace: Then and Now

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Today, drug-free workplace initiatives and drug testing programs are commonplace, but are these programs outdated and stuck in the past?

Workplace drug testing began in the 1980s and has been evolving ever since. But many employers haven’t kept up with the changes and have not evolved their programs to address today’s drug screening challenges.

Let’s take a look at drug testing then and now.

Are You Operating Under the DOT Radar?

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What’s the definition of a commercial motor vehicle according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)?

You may be surprised to learn that private or for-hire vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 or more are considered a commercial motor vehicle for purposes of most of the Department of Transportation (DOT) safety regulations under FMCSA §382.107.

While a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and drug and alcohol testing is not required to operate this size of vehicle, companies are required to obtain a DOT number.

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Leveraging Technology for End-to-End Driver Workflow Management – From Recruitment to Onboarding and Beyond!

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Given the current driver shortage, increased emphasis has been placed on the hiring process and the ability to quickly hire qualified drivers before competitors draw them onboard. To respond to this dilemma, fleets are increasingly implementing an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to help them better manage their recruiting and hiring process. An ATS is a […]

The 4 Stages of Successful Driver Screening

The 4 Stages of Successful Driver Screening

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Transportation companies that need to quickly identify qualified driver candidates may benefit from a phased or staged screening program. Unqualified candidates are eliminated early in the screening process, so companies can devote their time and resources on the best candidates. Listed below are the recommended stages. Stage One: Candidate Pre-Screening The following initial screens are […]

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Deadline Fast Approaching – CDL Holders Must Self-Certify their Driving Status

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All Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders must self-certify their driving status and provide their State Driver’s Licensing Agency (SDLA) with a copy of their current medical examiner’s certificate (med card) no later than January 30, 2014. Drivers that don’t self-certify within this timeframe will have their commercial driving privileges downgraded or suspended depending on the […]