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2014 Initiatives that Impact Transportation Background Screening

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There are a number of new legislative and regulatory changes on the horizon for driver qualifications requirements in 2014. These initiatives are the beginning stages in developing a groundwork for a more robust and comprehensive reporting infrastructure at the state and federal level. Medical Certifications on MVRs By the end of January 2014, all commercial […]

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Three Challenges Modern Trucking Companies Encounter with Drug Testing Programs

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The economic landscape for trucking companies is difficult – profit margins are under pressure, the competition is fierce and a better safety record can translate into a significant competitive advantage. For these reasons, your company should sharpen its focus on drug testing programs. In the process, a key question to consider: How can carriers refine […]

Trucking Companies Struggle to Maintain Effective Drug Screening Programs

Trucking Companies Struggle to Maintain Effective Drug Screening Programs

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Over the last two decades, the trucking industry has experienced a distinct decline (from 19 percent to 2 percent) in lab-positive results from drug and alcohol tests—a trend no doubt introduced by federal law passed in 1991 that requires transportation companies to perform these screens on their drivers. This downward trajectory has, however, leveled off […]

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Expansion of Bus Industry Exposes Safety Issues

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Factors like continued high gas prices, concerns over airport security, burdensome requirements, and increased fees are leading individuals to look beyond traditional automobile and air travel and seek alternative options for both short- and long-distance trips. The bus and motor coach industry has stepped in to meet this growing demand, and travelers have responded, excited […]

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DOT Responds to Recently Passed Marijuana Laws

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a Notice clarifying that state initiatives have no bearing on the DOT regulated drug testing program. This notice emphasized that “marijuana remains a drug listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act” and that it “remains unacceptable for any safety-sensitive employee subject to drug testing under […]