DOT semi truck accident under a bridge

If you employ safety-sensitive workers, you know accidents are inevitable even if your drug and alcohol testing policy is solid. What do you do when you get that dreaded call that one of your employees has been involved in an accident? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, drug and alcohol use at work may…

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DOT red semi truck driving across the country

An interesting conversation with one of our trucking company owners brought to light a misunderstanding. He believed he had to assign a different TPA (Third Party Administrator) for each of his locations. Our client had more than one driver, each based in a different state. He thought that Oklahoma City-based Lobdock Impairment Detection could only…

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random word art including work safety employee workplace hazards health safety regulations

Random drug testing is one of the easiest ways to improve workplace safety, not because you may catch drug users, although you may. That’s not the point. Random Drug Testing deters drug use and ensures a sober workforce without singling out specific employees. Detecting drug use among employees is nearly impossible. Once the signs are…

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colorful test tubes for drug testing

A “C/TPA?” A C/TPA, or Consortium/Third Party Administrator (also referred to as a “service agent”), manages all or part of your company’s non-DOT or DOT drug and alcohol testing program. A comprehensive C/TPA also helps you create drug-free workplace programs and stays on top of federal laws for you. Simply put, a good TPA makes…

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Stencil 8 tips

Hiring a TPA to manage your drug and alcohol testing program can be stressful, particularly when it comes to regulation-based testing. Before you make that big decision, consider the following 8 simple questions that can help you properly hire a great TPA for the least amount of money. 1. Will I be able to get…

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DOT drivers parked semi-trucks

Let’s jump right into the mess. The Clearinghouse is a new FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) requirement that tracks drug and alcohol violations. (Think: refusals and positives) Every CDL licensed driver that is regulated under the FMCSA must be registered through the Clearinghouse (see link to registration at the bottom). In addition, each employer…

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