Top 10 Most-Frequently Asked Questions About Post-Accident Testing

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Post-Accident, or For Cause, testing refers to the performance of a drug and alcohol test on employees involved in accidents occurring during work time or on company property.

Companies that implement an effective post-accident drug screening program can boost workplace safety, save on insurance costs and reduce legal liability and other costs associated with workplace accidents.

Entry Level Driver Training – A Long Time Coming

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published new rules on December 8, 2016 that require entry-level drivers to complete special training designed to ensure that they are competent and prepared to maneuver an 80,000 lb commercial motor vehicle safely before they can take their skills test to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

These new training requirements will change the way motor carriers qualify inexperienced drivers, how insurers rate these drivers and how many new drivers enter the transportation industry.

Final Trucking Rules Spearhead a Positive Outlook for 2017 [Podcast]

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Several important rules were announced at the end of December 2016 that will positively affect motor carriers.

Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President Advocacy for the American Trucking Associations reviews the recently published rules and what trucking may expect from the new administration.

Topics covered include: the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, entry-level driver training, hours-of-service restart and key advocacy priorities for 2017.

Progress on ATA’s Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy for 2016 [Podcast]

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As the end of the current Administration and the 114th Congress nears, Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Advocacy for the American Trucking Associations reviews the progress made this year on key trucking legislative and regulatory issues.

Discussion topics include: status of current issues, regulatory and legislative priorities, update on hours-of-service ruling and looking ahead to 2017.

Legal Marijuana: The Surprising New Challenge for Employers

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Marijuana laws are changing across the country, and having a surprisingly profound impact on employers – not just in Colorado.

In addition to the existing 24 states and District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medical use and the four states that allow recreational use, 13 states are currently considering legalization measures – eight of which will vote on this matter in November.

Businesses must now determine how to operate in an era when marijuana, still federally illegal as a Controlled Substances Act Schedule 1 drug, is increasingly being legalized at the local and state levels.

Many employers and job seekers aren’t sure where state laws end and federal laws begin. This has created confusion for employers and many lack a coherent policy that covers a multi-state workforce.