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Clearinghouse for Drug Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) is establishing the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse). This new database will contain information pertaining to violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) controlled substances (drug) and alcohol testing program for holders of CDLs.   
The Clearinghouse rule requires FMCSA-regulated employers, Medical Review Officers (MROs), Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs), consortia/third party administrators (C/TPAs), and other service agents to report to the Clearinghouse information related to violations of the drug and alcohol regulations in 49 Code of Federal Regulations, parts 40 and 382 by current and prospective employees.

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Woman Faces Multiple Charges Over Drug Test Results
 
A federal grand jury returned a 25-count indictment,charging a California woman for falsifying commercial driver drug test results.Demetri Dearth, 56, faces charges of mail fraud and false statements to agovernment agency, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the EasterDistrict of California. According to the indictment, Dearth was the owner andoperator of Advanced Programs based in Redding. Dearth purported to assistemployers of commercial drivers to comply with United States Department ofTransportation regulations requiring pre-employment and random drug tests ofcommercial drivers.

Trucker Exam Inc. launches mobile

Trucker Exam Inc. launches mobile CDL Medical Exam
 
On May 1st, trucker Exam Inc. officials unveiled the newMobile CDL Medical Exam and Drug Testing, the first vehicle of its kind to goto transportation companies to do certified CDL Medical exam.
 
The 34-foot long custom-built vehicle has one private examrooms, a lavatory and a waiting area.
 
One to two employees will staff the vehicle, which willserve transportation industry of California and offer blood pressure checks,diabetes tests, CDL Medical Exam and Drug Testing.

pre-employment drug test positives

 
                               BIG Dollars Saving   
                          $$$$$ Great Offer $$$$$
 
  Key Facts include:
 
A spike in pre-employment drug test positives
 
An increase in marijuana positivity in oral fluid testing

Part One-Pre-employment drug

What are the rules for pre-employment drug and alcohol testing in commercial drivers?

Subpart C - Tests required -Part one

§ 382.301Pre-employment testing.(a) Prior to the first time a driver performs safety-sensitive functions for an employer, the driver shall undergo testing for controlled substances as a condition prior to being used, unless the employer uses the exception in paragraph (b) of this section. No employer shall allow a driver, who the employer intends to hire or use, to perform safety-sensitive functions unless the employer has received a controlled substances test result from the MRO or C/TPA indicating a verified negative test result for that driver.

Controlled substance identified

 Controlled substance identified,
 
Section 391.41(b)(12) states: A person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person does not use a controlled substance identified in 21 CFR 1308.11, Schedule I, an amphetamine, a narcotic, or any other habit-forming drug. Exception: A driver may use such a substance or drug, if the substance or drug is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner who is familiar with the driver’s medical history and assigned duties; and has advised the driver that the prescribed substance or drug will not adversely affect the driver’s ability to safely operate a CMV.

National Drug Facts Week

On our web sitewww.dot.gov/odapc,we posted a link to an important program sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
 
“The National Drug Facts Week” January 28-February 3, 2013.
 
National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.

Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing

Who must be tested?
  • All drivers, including part-time, holding a commercial driver's license (CDL) and operating CMVs (greater than 26,000 combined gross vehicle weight rating, or transporting more than 16 passengers, or placarded hazardous materials) on the public roadways must be U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol tested. This means any driver required to possess a CDL, including:
    • Drivers employed by Federal, State, and local government agencies.
    • Owner operators.
    • Equivalently licensed drivers from foreign countries.

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