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Driver Selection is Everything – Why Not Hire for Success?

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Guest Blogger – Mark G. Gardner, CEO, Avatar Management Services Inc. Few industries today suffer from greater employee turnover than transportation. On one hand, this represents an enormous financial burden on fleet owners and on the other, it poses a remarkable opportunity. If winning begins with selecting and hiring quality drivers, why is it that […]

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PSP vs. MVR: What’s the Difference?

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An essential screening tool that all motor carriers should consider using is the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). PSP can provide additional safety performance information that may not be disclosed by other background screening checks. The data provided by PSP will depend on how often a particular driver was selected for a roadside inspection or was […]

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Employers Concerned About Shift in U.S. Drug Use Rates

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While the share of workers who test positive for illegal drug use has dropped significantly since 1998, the rate of workers testing positive for prescription drugs has skyrocketed. Quest Diagnostics, a leading drug testing laboratory network, reviewed more than 125 million urine tests administered since 1988. Seventy-five percent of drug tests were conducted for pre-employment […]