State laws do not address negative dilute, so it is up to your company policy. DOT regulated companies are advised only one recollection is allowed, and the second collection becomes the recorded result – even if it is another negative dilute. In other words, you are not permitted to require the employee to take an […]

An EAP is a voluntary, confidential program that helps employees (including management) work through various life challenges that may adversely affect job performance, health, and personal well-being to optimize an organization’s success.

A collection site has no reporting requirements in Clearinghouse, no need to register. A TPA might be providing services to an employer with their Clearinghouse requirements, in that case the TPA should register in the Clearinghouse.

This is a major change to the industry. We advise employers to start thinking about and discussing DOT oral fluid drug testing. Revise your DOT drug testing policies, first answer the questions below: Will you go to oral fluid drug testing 100% of the time or just in certain circumstances? Will you perform in-house collections? […]

Yes, we recommended Standing Orders for DOT Oral Fluid Drug Testing as follows: Use oral fluid: For any drug testing collection that requires direct observation Anytime a donor goes into a shy bladder process After a urine specimen shows a temperature out of range or appears to have been adulterated or substituted In remote areas […]

Collection Site means a place where individuals present themselves for the purpose of providing body fluid or tissue specimens to be analyzed for the presence of specified prohibited substances. The site must possess all necessary personnel, materials, equipment, facilities, and supervision to provide for the collection, security, temporary storage and transportation or shipment of the […]

DOT FMCSA defines a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) where the employer and CDL driver are subject to DOT drug testing regulations. Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the vehicle: (1) Has gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more […]

Designated Employer Representative (DER) is a company employee who is responsible for the daily administration of the Company’s drug and alcohol testing program and who is responsible for removing an employee from the safety sensitive function in the event of a program violation. The DER receives all drug and alcohol test results and related information […]

A driver must first complete the process with the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).   Only companies can set up and manage DOT testing. If you are an owner-operator (1 person, 1 truck); you need the services of a C/TPA. If you don’t have a current job once you finish the SAP program you will need to […]

You must first complete the process with the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). If you are an owner-operator (1 person, 1 truck); National Drug Screening can help you with this process; call 866-843-4545. If you are not employed or going to work for a company, review below: Only companies can set up and manage DOT testing.  […]

The DOT regulation 49 CFR section 40.153, provides the requirement for an MRO to notify an employee of their right to a test of the split specimen for a non-negative laboratory confirmed result. Specifically, section 40.153(b) states, “You must inform the employee that he or she has 72 hours from the time you provide this […]

You can offer all types of drug and alcohol testing services. You can also offer DNA Paternity testing, Fingerprinting Services and Background Check Services. Many clinics offer clinical testing, blood draws, physical exams and other types of occupational health services.