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”

Why Choose a DOT-Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing Service

Motor carriers and organizations that employ safety-sensitive workers subject to Department of Transportation rules and regulations are required to administer a variety of drug and alcohol tests, including pre-employment screenings, random testing, and post-accident/reasonable suspicious testing. HDS Safety & Compliance offers drug and alcohol testing services that are compliant with DOT rules and regulations. If … Continue reading “Why Choose a DOT-Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing Service”

Electronics Logging Device Mandate Set for Publication, will take effect Dec. 2017

This article was first published at ccjdigital.com A federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status is slated to be published in the Federal Register on Friday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced. The rule will take effect Dec. 11, 2017, giving carriers and … Continue reading “Electronics Logging Device Mandate Set for Publication, will take effect Dec. 2017”

Exploring the Effectiveness of Random Workplace Drug Checks

Many employers use random workplace drug checks to discourage their employees from using drugs. This might clue management into existing problems as well as help them prevent new ones from forming, which leads to a more positive work environment. Read on if you are interested in exploring the effectiveness of random workplace drug checks. Addressing … Continue reading “Exploring the Effectiveness of Random Workplace Drug Checks”

How Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Keeps Our Roads Safe

It’s safe to say that nearly all of us understand why DOT regulations regarding drug and alcohol use exist. But it’s also safe to wonder exactly what drug and alcohol screening entails. This blog will help you understand the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rules and regulations regarding drug and alcohol testing for truckers and how … Continue reading “How Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Keeps Our Roads Safe”