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Employer Impact of SAMHSA’s New Oral Fluid Guidelines

Employer Impact of SAMHSA’s New Oral Fluid Guidelines The long-awaited release of the federal government’s Oral Fluid Mandatory Guidelines (OFMG) on October 25, 2019, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), represents a major change in the drug testing industry and will,

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Mental health issues impacting trucking industry

Mental health issues impacting trucking industry TRUCKNEWS by Derek Clouthier PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Mental health, bullying, harassment, diversity. These are issues the trucking industry have historically tossed to the wayside, but can do so no longer. An employees’ well-being encompasses more than their physical

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What is a DOT Compliance Review?

What is a DOT Compliance Review? For every person or company that has a truck with the capability of hauling enough weight so the combined weight of truck and cargo gets over 10,000 lbs., engaging in INTERstate commerce, is required to register with the FMCSA, (Federal

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Will FMCSA allow cameras to replace mirrors?

By: Matt Cole|September 25, 2019 Another technology company that manufactures mirrorless rearview camera systems for trucks is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow its system to be used on trucks in the United States. Vision Systems North America (VSNA) is asking FMCSA

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As marijuana laws change, does trucking need to adapt?

By: James Jaillet| @trucknewsJJ  Could the trucking industry, long-plagued with high driver turnover and a need for new driver entrants, be missing out on a swath of potential drivers due to its strict no-marijuana-use policies? It’s an idea open to debate, says attorney Adam Dolan, chair of

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Entry Level Driver Changes

Entry Level Driver Changes   Compliance with the new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule is quickly approaching. As of February 7, 2020, the education requirements will change for an individual who wants to:   ·         Obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); ·         Upgrade a CDL; or ·        

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Will CBD Oil Result in a Positive Drug Test?

CBD oil is short for cannabidiol and is a compound found in cannabis, which has gained popularity over the last few years for its therapeutic properties. Advocates claim to see positive changes when combating anxiety, seizures, and a number of other issues, but the products

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