Prescription drug testing

Recent FMCSA Guidelines Clarification May Surprise Many Operators

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At a recent Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) annual drug and alcohol screening conference, Jim Keenan,an industry expert and former program administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an interesting interpretation of the current rules of the FMCSA as they pertain to the use of prescription drugs by drivers. Currently, many FMCSA-regulated organizations […]

Truck driver background checks

What are the Most Commonly Used Transportation Background Checks?

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While most organizations involved in background screening in the transportation industry are keenly aware of the industry’s tight regulatory atmosphere and focus on safety, many employers may not be as familiar with background checks that go beyond the minimum requirements of regulating authorities. The HireRight Transportation Spotlight reveals the employment screening best practices of transportation […]

The Top 3 Transportation Background Screening Challenges and Best Practices

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Transportation organizations responding to a survey of common employment background screening practices revealed their greatest screening challenges and business challenges for the coming twelve months. The key findings from the survey are compiled in the HireRight Transportation Spotlight. Employers’ responses indicated what transportation employers are doing well and highlighted some gaps where the background screening […]

As the Hiring Outlook Improves for Transportation, so does Risk

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As a supplement to the 2011 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, we asked respondents working in transportation to answer industry-specific questions. The result is the HireRight Transportation Spotlight, which features the responses from hiring professionals working in trucking, bussing, shipping and air transportation. Similar to the respondents in the Benchmarking Report, the transportation respondents shared […]

FMCSA Adds New Data to Pre-Employment Screening Program

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In 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was mandated by Congress to begin providing individual driver performance records from its Motor Carrier Management Information System via the Pre-employment Screening Program (PSP). The PSP provides up to three years of valuable roadside inspections data and five years of DOT-recordable accident data.  On February 28, 2011, […]

2010 Transportation Industry Regulatory Update

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HireRight’s DAC Trucking Services team works closely with outside agencies and organizations, such as the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), to stay apprised of the latest regulatory activities and legislative changes in the transportation industry. Working with organizations such as these also allows HireRight to serve as an […]