WHAT IS A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL?

WHAT IS A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) first published Alcohol and Drug Testing Rules for safety-sensitive transportation workers in 1994. The rules identify Certified Employee Assistance Professionals (CEAPs), and five other types of professionals, as eligible...

What Triggers a DOT Compliance Audit?

When it comes to a DOT compliance audit, it’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “when”. An audit is triggered after an accident or poor review during a roadside stop. These audits can also be triggered by bad CSA scores for a company. On top of these issues that...

HOW TO CHECK YOUR CSA SCORE FOR TRUCKING COMPANIES

Short for Compliance, Safety, Accountability—CSA Scores are the primary means in which the FMCSA identifies high-risk motor carriers. Scores are compiled by gathering data from roadside inspections, crash reports, investigation results and registration details. All...

WHAT IS REQUIRED IN A DRIVER QUALIFICATION FILE?

Businesses that are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) need to maintain a Driver Qualification (DQ) file in addition to standard employee documents. Driver qualifications are required for all interstate drivers who operate a vehicle with a Gross...

Captains’ License Information

Licenses are required in order to legally carry passengers for hire. This includes charters for fishing, sightseeing, diving, transportation, teaching or any use which is considered a “passenger for hire” situation. Many companies require them for boat deliveries....

Guidelines for School Bus Operators

OVERVIEW The applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) varies depending on the type of transportation provided in a school bus. This document is designed to clarify what Federal regulations are applicable to school bus transportation. The...