Federal Custody and Control Form Updated

The Custody and Control Form (CCF), is the chain of custody form that is used by collectors when obtaining a specimen to send to the laboratory for testing. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a revised CCF on August 17, 2020.  The new … Continued

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FMCSA may not enforce random testing rates for 2020

Earlier in July, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a notice regarding its plans for random drug and alcohol testing in 2020. According to FMCSA, it recognizes that covered motor carriers may not be able to comply with specific testing requirements due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “FMCSA may … Continued

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FMCSA looks to crack down on DOT violators

On April 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) filed a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register, proposing new licensing rules. Specifically, the FMCSA aims to create limits on State Driver’s Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) to issue, renew, upgrade, or transfer commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) or commercial learner’s … Continued

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FMCSA grants waiver for pre-employment testing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the FMCSA, an agency of the DOT, has put a three-month waiver into place for certain pre-employment testing requirements. This waiver comes in response to the President’s Executive Order No. 13924, issued on May 19, 2020, Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery. This order from the president had to do … Continued

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DOT releases compliance notice about CBD

At the end of February the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) released a notice concerning the use of CBD. CBD, or cannabidiol, which is not psychoactive, is one of the many cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. The DOT’s compliance notice offered information about the use of … Continued

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8,000 violations reported since FMCSA Clearinghouse start up

Since the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has gone into effect on January 6, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has reported detecting and identifying approximately 8,000 substance abuse violations. The Clearinghouse, a database containing information regarding commercial drivers’ drug and alcohol violations, currently has more than 650,000 registrants. Although the Clearinghouse … Continued

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Truckers question DOT’s hardline on medicinal cannabis

In a recent article published in the U.S. magazine Overdrive, senior editor Todd Dills discussed a statement he received from a drug-testing service provider, according to which police officers would not challenge THC-positive drug test results when truck drivers report using cannabidiol-containing (CBD) products, regardless of what the product’s legal status is in the state … Continued

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FMCSA increases random testing rate for 2020

According to a release on Dec. 27th, from the Federal Register, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has increased the minimum annual percentage rate for random testing for truck drivers. In 2019 the annual rate for random testing was 25%, but as of Jan. 1st, 2020, the new annual random testing rate has been increased … Continued

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Are you ready for the FMCSA Clearinghouse?

The US Department of Transportation has its latest change coming into effect today, January 6th, 2020. As of today it will be required to report all violations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s drug and alcohol testing program through their online database, called the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.  The Clearinghouse is a database … Continued

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