The ATA Announces HDS Safety Services as its Newest Endorsed Program

September 12, 2018 Tolleson, AZ – Today, the Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) announced HDS Safety Services as its newest Endorsed Partner. “Everything a trucking company does emphasizes safety and as an industry we are always looking to improve safety,” said ATA President and CEO Tony Bradley. “Because safety is so important, it is vital to … Continue reading “The ATA Announces HDS Safety Services as its Newest Endorsed Program”

Tips for Hiring Qualified Drivers

Qualified, skilled drivers can be your company’s biggest asset, but the wrong drivers can be your biggest liability. By taking the time to adequately screen drivers before putting them behind the wheel in your fleet, you can make sure you build an efficient team that operates safely. Working with an outside driver qualification company is … Continue reading “Tips for Hiring Qualified Drivers”

Explaining the ELD Exemptions

Hours of service have long been a hot button issue for transportation companies. CDL drivers must abide by strict regulations regarding how long they can work before they are required to take a break. One of the more recent updates to these regulations is the mandatory use of electronic log devices (ELDs). Here’s a quick … Continue reading “Explaining the ELD Exemptions”

All About Split Specimen Tests

For DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing, split specimens are standard practice. A split specimen test proceeds much the same as any other urine test. However, the driver’s collected urine is divided into two samples. If the first tested sample reveals a positive result, the second sample can be tested to either confirm or reject the … Continue reading “All About Split Specimen Tests”

Spotlight on DOT-Compliant Urine Collection Procedures

Drug and alcohol testing facilities are required to follow very strict protocols to ensure compliance with regulations. The DOT-compliant urine collection protocols were designed to prevent samples from being tampered with or otherwise compromised. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the urine collection protocols. Site Integrity Before each testing appointment, the collector … Continue reading “Spotlight on DOT-Compliant Urine Collection Procedures”

ELD Mandate FAQs and Answers

Electronic log device technology—or ELD—is the new normal for drivers who are under a mandate to record their duty status and who are involved in interstate commerce. Drivers who were not eligible for an extension had to adopt ELD technology by December 18, 2017, and all drivers must be used by December 16, 2019. Many … Continue reading “ELD Mandate FAQs and Answers”