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Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

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Most Americans don’t realize how essential truck drivers are to the quality of their lives. To see how the trucking industry has affected your life, take a look around your house, your yard, the food in your pantry, the products at your child’s school, or the clothes on your back. Most of what you see […]

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Getting Schooled in Education Verification

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know if you’re reading real news or the Onion… A candidate for the Florida state House recently was publicly shamed into admitting that she lied about her education, and was compelled to drop out of the race. Melissa Howard claimed to be a college grad, but a local news site reported […]

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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 […]

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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 […]