There are specific reasons when to drug screen pipeline employees. Every employer subject to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) drug testing regulations should know these by heart.
The most important report for the Department of Transportation's (DOT) drug and alcohol program is the DOT MIS data collection form. The DOT uses this form to inspect your drug and alcohol testing history. Whether you're required to submit this form or not, you can use it to learn about your DOT drug testing program. We'll show you what to look for and how to audit your DOT drug testing program anytime.
On December 23rd, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a notice about commercial driver staffing agencies. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), a driver staffing agency may qualify as an employer.
We're proud to announce that the Screensoft web system is now integrated with the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) eCCF.
There are obvious reasons for drug testing in the workplace such as improving safety. For other reasons, you may have to take a closer look. Case studies have shown that drug testing in the workplace can improve employee health and increase productivity. Investing in drug testing is an expense but, there is a large return for your human resources department.
Most businesses put workplace drug testing in place because of a recent incident on the job. There may have been rumors of employees using drugs or suspicious behavior. There may have been paraphernalia found on company property. Regardless of the reason, you need to answer these questions before you start drug testing employees. This will reduce your company's exposure to risk and liability. Your boss will thank you for doing the research.
Commercial owner-operators have some loopholes when it comes to drug testing. They need to be disciplined and have self-control. If they're self-employed, how do they meet the Department of Transportation's drug testing requirements?
If you haven't heard, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made a big announcement. They're establishing a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers. This will be known as the CDL Clearinghouse. So, what does this mean for employers regulated under the FMCSA?
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.
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.