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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.

Transgender Observed Drug Testing

"The ODAPC is currently investigating the process to determine the gender of the collector for direct observation collections of transgender donors.  At this time, the observer should be the same gender as the gender that the donor identifies themselves to be.  Example: If a driver identifies themselves as female, then the  observer would be female." 

This rule only applies to the observer of a direct observation collection. A collector does not need to be the same gender as the donor, unless the collection is performing a direct observation collection. For other types of collections, the gender of the observer/collector is not an issue.our post here.

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing” Handbook

ODAPC Revises “What Employers Need to Know about DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing” Handbook
 
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) has updated the “What Employers Need to Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing” guidelines, also known as the “Employer Handbook.” Last revised in October 2010, this new version can be viewed athttp://www.dot.gov/odapc/employer_handbook.  A summary of changes made to the “Employer Handbook” can be found on the last page of the booklet.

When Are Drivers Tested need for a truck accident?

 
 Commercial Driver’sLicense (CDL), is complying with the FMCSA’s drug testing regulations via yourcarrier or employer. Below is an overview of how and why carriers in thetrucking industry may use drug and alcohol screening to ensure safety.
 
When Are Drivers Tested need for a Truck accident?
 
The federal government requires a driver test negative fordrugs prior to employment. If a driver is involved in a certain type ofaccident, the carrier must screen the driver for drugs and alcohol.

Hair Testing DOT

From CCJ 1/14
 
Prompted by trucking interests, Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., andRep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., introduced federal legislation this week designedto enable trucking companies to more effectively prevent lifestyle drug usersfrom gaining employment as commercial truck drivers. Companion bills in theSenate and House direct the Department of Health and Human Services torecognize hair testing as an optional method to comply with the Department ofTransportation drug testing requirements for truck drivers.

Pre-Employment Screening Program

A recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report shows that motor carriers using the agency’s Pre-Employment Screening Program are seeing a greater decline in crash rates than those who are not using it.
 
“The overall adjusted improvement in the crash rates for the PSP group, across all size classes, was statistically significant,” said the report.
It also found those using PSP experienced a drop in driver out-of-service violations.
Overall it found crash rates declined 8% for carriers while driver OOS violations fell 17.

Drug Test Results

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.

Influence of alcohol

 
"Safety is our highest priority," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Companies and drivers who willfully violate safety laws will not be allowed to operate."
 
On April 6, 2013, Williams, a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder, was operating a commercial vehicle on I-20 in Georgia when he was stopped by a Georgia State Police officer and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol. In late January 2013, Williams was charged by the North Charleston, S.

FMCSA Infomation on Heart Murmur

Murmur grade,
 
Murmur are common  in the Adult population. If you as driver have a murmur. You must find out from your treating Doctor what grade of murmur you have.
 
FMCSA guild lines states that grade 1 and 2 is consider normal.  Ove  grade 2 you must have a cardiologist evaluation.
 
Cardiology A standard system for indicating the intensity of cardiac sounds, based on a scale of 1 to 6, by stethoscope. SeeGallop,Murmur.
 
 Murmur grades1Barely audible-requires concentration

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.