FMCSA Grants 90 Day Waiver from Certain Pre-Employment Testing Requirements

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FMCSA has issued a three-month waiver for conducting certain pre-employment testing requirements applicable to employers of commercial drivers subject to 49 CFR part 382. This waiver is effective June 5, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Prior to this notice, pursuant to section 382.301(b), employers could always forego pre-employment drug testing for drivers who have participated […]

Transportation Talks podcast by Dr. Todd Simo

Transportation Talks Podcast – Are Your Recruiting, Screening and Retention Programs Optimized for Success?

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In this first edition of the Transportation Talks podcast, Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight’s Managing Director of Transportation and Chief Medical Officer provides a sneak peek into the results of the Transportation Annual Benchmark Survey results. He discusses key industry trends such as talent acquisition challenges, pay structures, recruitment strategies, mobile initiatives and top background checks […]

Flying the Friendly—and Safe—Skies

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Each time we fly, it’s SOP to be screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help ensure no passenger will pose a threat to any other passenger, the aircraft, or its crew. So we board with confidence, secure in the knowledge every individual on board has passed this multi-check safety screen. But what about […]

Impact of the New DOT Drug Testing Panel

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) made a final ruling on new DOT panels which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. These revisions now complement DOT testing regulations with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines that were revised earlier this year. In response to the current opioid crisis, the DOT drug testing program will now include testing for expanded opiates. Read more here!

Facts and Fiction: Understanding the Electronic Logging Device Requirement

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Implementation of the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) requirement is only a few weeks away. On December 18, 2017, all drivers that currently maintain paper logs will be required to use an ELD for hours of service (HOS) compliance.

Before the deadline, both motor carriers and professional drivers will need to ensure their operations are prepared for the ELD rule requirements.