ClearStar to Sponsor Free Webinar with CCG About Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Transportation Industry

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn ClearStar – a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity℠ technology-based services – is sponsoring a free webinar about “Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Transportation Industry” that will feature Bill Current and Rick Tennant of the Current Consulting Group, LLC (CCG), which provides expert consulting in all…

USDOT Proposes Adding Oral Fluid Testing to Transportation Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a proposal in the Federal Register on “Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs” to add oral fluid testing to the existing urine drug testing for…

Webinar Will Examine Defending Motor Carrier Claims for Negligent Entrustment, Hiring, Training, and Retention

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Claims against a trucking company for negligent entrustment, hiring, or retention may seek and may result in increased compensatory damages, punitive damages, expanded discovery, and evidentiary and admissibility advantages for the plaintiff. Motor carriers should perform reasonable investigations into all employees to ensure that an individual’s past…

FMCSA Extends Pre-Employment Drug Testing Waiver Due to Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 8, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – an administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – declared that the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic warranted the extension and modification of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 to continue the pre-employment drug testing exemption set…

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Identifies Nearly 8,000 Positive Substance Abuse Tests of Commercial Drivers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 21, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released data gathered from its Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and the information showed that the Clearinghouse had detected and identified nearly 8,000 positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers since it became operational…

FMCSA-Regulated Employers Readying for CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October of 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – an administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) – opened registration for the Congressionally-mandated FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol…