DOT Adding New Drugs To 5-Panel

DOT drug testing

According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released in the Federal Register today, The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend its drug testing program regulations to add four new prescription medications (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel. Additionally, they are proposing to add methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte and…

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Disrupting DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

DOT drug test

Too many trucking companies are at risk of being shut down due to their DOT drug and alcohol testing programs (or lack of having one)! The evidence is clear when we are still seeing around 45% of all acute compliance violations being related to drug and alcohol regulations. While other management programs currently exist and…

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FMCSA Maintains 25% Drug Testing Rate

FMCSA calls for 25 percent of truckers to be drug tested in 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced that it will maintain its current 25 percent random drug testing rate of truck operators in 2017. In 2016, the FMCSA lowered the minimum required drug testing rate from 50 percent to 25 percent. This continued lower rate stems from three consecutive calendar years (2012- 2014) of…

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New Entrant Expenses

New entrant expenses can sink your trucking venture before the wheels start rolling. Looking to get a handle on the expenses associated with owning a trucking company? Look no further! Any new or potential owner-operator should make very good use of their time by going to the Owner-Operator and Independent Driver Association’s (OOIDA) website and…

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DOT Compliance Tip : Reasonable Suspicion

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DOT Compliance Tip: Medical Examiners

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