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Hagen DeRouen

Hagen DeRouen

Co-founder & CEO at Screensoft. 10+ years of experience with employment screening program management and guidance. Certifications including FCRA basic, MRO assistant, and professional collector trainer. 

Dec 06

Seven Great Blogs About Trucking Safety

If you're a safety manager in the transportation industry it's a relief to have help from others. We scoured the web and put together the best blogs we could find for trucking and driver safety. Subscribe to any of these for the best tips for truck driver occupational safety and health. 

Dec 05

The Quickest Overview Of FMCSA Drug And Alcohol Testing Regulations

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) drug and alcohol testing regulations are around 127 pages long. For any transportation manager in the trucking industry, that’s a lot to process. Luckily, we put together the quickest overview ever. 

Dec 05

TDLR Contradicts Towing Drug Testing Policy

We had a chat on Twitter with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) about their random drug testing policy for owner-operators in the towing industry. It turns out, there’s a quite a bit of confusion on the topic. 

Michigan Welfare Drug Testing Program - What Went Wrong?

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services conducted a one-year pilot drug testing program between October 2015 and September 30, 2016. The program included drug testing welfare applicants or recipients in three counties. Those involved have described the program as an "utter failure". So, what went wrong? Here's our analysis. 

Dec 02

The Most Common Safety Violation For Trucking In Texas [Infographic]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released their Safety Management System (SMS) snapshot report on August 26, 2016. We decided to take a closer look to find out the most common motor carrier safety violations in Texas. After all, it is our home state.

Nov 30

Six Reasons When To Drug Test CDL Drivers

Do you manage CDL drivers that operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle? If so, you need to know the six official reasons when to drug test your drivers. These will keep you in compliance with the Department of Transportation and help you maintain a drug-free workplace. 

Federal eCCF - The Best New Tech For DOT Drug Testing

More workplace drug testing laboratories are becoming approved for the use of the Federal eCCF. This means more DOT-regulated employers are taking advantage of this technology. The Federal eCCF streamlines the DOT drug testing process and it’s easy to see why employers are using it. 

Nov 08

Service Agent Arrested For Fraud Against FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Regulations

On October 13, 2016, federal agents arrested a Pennsylvania woman for her role in a scheme. She violated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulated drug and alcohol program. Let's make sure your business doesn't use a service agent like this. 

Oct 17

TDLR Drug Testing - The Top Violations Of 2016

In September 2016, the TDLR Advisory Board met in Austin, Texas. We reviewed their staff report and found some interesting statistics. 

Drug-Free Workplace - Five Steps To Creating A Successful Program

Be sure the executives, managers, and supervisors understand the laws and regulations that apply to your business. Everyone should be on the same page before taking these next steps. These will take you from planning a drug-free workplace to implementation.  

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