The DOT and Recreational Marijuana

  Recreational marijuana is a hot topic for employers across the country. With new recreational marijuana laws being passed in states around the nation, you may be wondering how these laws will affect the transportation industry. For those workers who operate commercial vehicles, the DOT has the same rules and regulations regarding recreational marijuana in … Continue reading “The DOT and Recreational Marijuana”

DOT Guidelines on Medical Marijuana

Although there are strong voices on either side of the argument for and against medical marijuana, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has made it very clear that safety-sensitive transportation employees—pilots, school bus drivers, truck drivers, ship captains, and subways operators, among others—are not allowed to test positive for marijuana while it remains listed in Schedule … Continue reading “DOT Guidelines on Medical Marijuana”

Complying with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements

Drug and alcohol testing is a critical element of the Department of Transportation’s mission to keep all drivers safe, not just those men and women who drive large and potentially dangerous commercial vehicles. Any individual or company who falls under the DOT’s testing requirements will need to implement a drug and alcohol testing program to … Continue reading “Complying with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements”

Should You Have Your Company’s Safety and Compliance Program Audited?

Without question, safety is the most important concern in the transportation industry. Accidents in the trucking industry have the potential to cause great damage and result in numerous fatalities, which is why the Department of Transportation (DOT) subjects motor carriers and other companies that perform safety-sensitive duties to rigorous compliance standards. Any company that is … Continue reading “Should You Have Your Company’s Safety and Compliance Program Audited?”

Drug and Alcohol Testing Overview

Safety-sensitive workers who are subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations are required to undergo drug and alcohol testing at various points, like after an accident or before returning to duty. Motor carriers are also required to administer drug and alcohol testing before hiring a new employee. To ensure that your company stays … Continue reading “Drug and Alcohol Testing Overview”

Benefits of Pre-Employment Drug Screening

Pre-employment drug screening is required of any motor carrier or organization that employs or seeks to employ safety-sensitive workers who are subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations. However, there’s a good reason to perform pre-employment screening on potential job candidates even if your organization doesn’t fall under DOT testing regulations: it could … Continue reading “Benefits of Pre-Employment Drug Screening”