Author: Brian Peters

Federal Drug Testing Laws

Job applicants or employees in positions such as airline pilots, bus drivers, railroad employees, taxi drivers, and truck drivers are regulated by the Department of Transportation and must comply with federal...

What Does a DOT Background Check Consist of?

The DOT requires motor carriers to maintain a driver qualification file for all employees who operate a commercial vehicle. Per the checklist published by the DOT, you are responsible for maintaining records...

Why drug test?

Drug abuse in the workplace puts employers at a risk for increased accidents, more absenteeism, lower productivity, and higher insurance costs. Urine testing, like all drug testing methodologies, helps to...

FMCSA RANDOM DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Every employer shall comply with the requirements of this section. Every driver shall submit to random alcohol and controlled substance testing as required in this section. (b)(1) Except as provided in...

FMCSA CLEARINGHOUSE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

If you are one of the following parties, you must register for the Clearinghouse: Safety-sensitive employer Consortia/Third-Party Administrator (C/TPA) Medical Review Officer (MRO) Substance Abuse...

DOES SOUTH CAROLINA DO DRUG TESTING

Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy Statement It is well-recognized that drug and alcohol abuse have a harmful effect on public health and safety, on the welfare of employees, on morale, and on productivity. In...

DRUG TESTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Some key things to know before reading: Height, weight, diet, exercise, genetics - all of these play a role in the rate at which drugs are metabolized through the body. If Person A and Person B stop smoking...