DOT Random Pool Testing Rate Slashed in Half

Effective January 1, 2016 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that the random pool size of drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) is to be reduced by half. Currently, 50% off all all drivers must be randomly tested each year and as of 2016, only 25% … Continued

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Hair Testing to Become Part of DOT Drug Testing Programs

The United States Congress passed Act H.R.22 on December 4, 2015, which will include authorization of funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs. Included in this act is the authorization for employers to introduce pre-employment and random hair testing (random testing only if the employee was subjected to pre-employment hair testing) into … Continued

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eCCF – What is it and how can you use it

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is now allowing the use of Electronic Custody and Control Forms (eCCF) instead of the traditional paper-based form. This is what you need to know. The idea of replacing paper-based Custody and Control Forms (CCF) with an electronic version is something that has been talked about for years – … Continued

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DOT Update: Proposed Revisions to the CFR Part 40

The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed numerous revisions for the CFR Part 40, including the following: Proposed Urine Mandatory Guidelines (UrMG): Add opiate analytes oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone as screening and confirmation analytes. Include MDA and MDEA as initial tests and confirmatory test analytes. The current guidelines have these two drugs … Continued

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Medical Marijuana and Workplace Drug Testing

Medical marijuana licenses are on the rise. As discussed in the article Medical marijuana and workplace drug testing from Verify Diagnostics Inc. medical marijuana licenses are on the rise with the changes to the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) in April of last year. With the rise of licenses, marijuana use for medical conditions … Continued

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DATAC Now Offers a US DOT Drug Testing Course

DATAC is please to announce that the development of its US DOT drug testing course is now complete. This course is like no other available online at this time. Built on the same format as our other courses, the Certified DOT Specimen Collector (CDSC) course is a self-led, module-based course that is mobile friendly and … Continued

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Canadian Army’s Push for More Drug Testing Blocked

The Canadian Army has once again tried and failed to push through a more stringent screening process for its troops, both over seas and on the home front. The now retired Lt-General Peter Devlin recommended that even high-readiness soldiers should be tested on a more rigorous basis, since they are prepared to deploy either at … Continued

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Teck Coal to Continue Random Testing

Teck Coal will continue to preform random drug and alcohol testing to its 5 coal mines even though the Supreme Court Of Canada has deemed the practice “unreasonable”. Only implemented last year, Teck spokesman Nic Milligan says the company plans to continue testing its 4000 miners, contractors and managers despite the ruling made earlier in … Continued

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