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Legal or not, the DOT has thoughts on marijuana use
As the push to decriminalize marijuana continues, will it matter to the DOT?
May 10, 2021
Fleets’ DOT-required Clearinghouse check-ins due soon: Here’s a quick how-to
Take a minute to review a quick how-to on how to perform your fleet's required annual CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse checks on CCJ today.
December 28, 2020
Confused about ‘mandatory’ hair testing regs for driver drug tests? Here’s what to know…
Clear up any confusion about hair sample drug testing and discover what your fleet needs to know regarding truck driver drug tests here on CCJ.
September 29, 2020
Regulatory limbo: As larger carriers tout benefits of hair sample drug testing, mandated reforms nowhere in sight
Fleets promote the benefits of hair sample drug testing over urine sample tests for truck drivers, but required hair testing reforms are far from being enacted.
August 17, 2020
With driver drug testing facilities struggling to stay afloat, DOT considers enforcement leniency
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering some leniency to carriers regarding driver drug testing.
July 8, 2020
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Even under Clearinghouse, truck drivers can fail a drug test yet remain behind the wheel
Checking the FMCSA Clearinghouse database more than the required once a year will help ensure that your truck drivers haven't failed a drug test. More on CCJ.
February 26, 2020
With driver clearinghouse functional, fleets now must perform checks in driver hiring
After experiencing some technical difficulties, the CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is now “fully operational” for fleets and truck drivers. Details on CCJ.
January 31, 2020
Fleets, drivers wrestle with Clearinghouse as swell of registrants crashes site in opening days
A swell of new users and registrants in recent days has caused frustrating connectivity issues for many fleets and drivers trying to use the U.S. DOT’s CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse — a now required step for when carriers hire drivers.
January 9, 2020
CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse rule takes effect — here’s what fleets can expect
A recap from mid-December about the likely immediate impacts of the CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse rule — and what fleets need to do to comply.
January 6, 2020
Carriers required to drug test twice as many drivers in 2020
The U.S. DOT announced last week it will increase its random driver drug testing rate in 2020 to 50% — meaning that motor carriers will be required to perform random drug tests at a rate equivalent to half their number of drivers.
January 2, 2020
Fleets likely to see confusion, delays in driver hiring as Clearinghouse rule takes effect
With just weeks remaining until the U.S. DOT’s CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule takes effect, registration numbers for the online system fleets and drivers must use are likely not where they need to be for a smooth transition, which could create headaches and delays for fleets in the hiring process while the Clearinghouse system gets ironed out in the first part of 2020.
December 16, 2019
Fleets, drivers can now register for accounts in CDL Drug/Alcohol Clearinghouse
Starting Jan. 6, 2020, carriers will be required to query the database for all driver hires, as well as once a year for existing drivers.
October 3, 2019
As marijuana laws change, does trucking need to adapt?
The changing landscape across America with regards to marijuana laws could soon start presenting some real conflicts in the trucking industry around employee-employer relations.
September 24, 2019
Driver clearinghouse, a required check starting in 2020, will cost carriers $1.25 per query
Carriers will have to pay the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration $1.25 per query into the looming Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which will compile records of all drivers who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test.
August 23, 2019
Poll: Would you hire a driver who tested positive for marijuana if DOT regs changed?
More states across the US are legalizing marijuana. Would you hire a driver who tested positive for marijuana if DOT regs changed? Let us know here on CCJ.
July 16, 2019
Trucking Alliance continues press for drug testing reforms
The Trucking Alliance continues to advocate for stricter drug testing for truck driving job applicants amongst other issues. Learn more here on CCJ.
June 13, 2019
Fleets must maintain drug testing regimen despite changing marijuana landscape
Truck drivers must test negative for marijuana during pre-employment, random and post accident drug tests despite the changing legality of marijuana use.
May 9, 2019
FMCSA encouraging drivers to register for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse takes effect in Jan. 2020 and trucking companies will be required to begin uploading notices of failed driver drug tests.
April 1, 2019
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Can fleets escape the ‘last stronghold of dirty trucking’?
Motor carriers are wondering when they will no longer be paying unloading fees. Is the endgame near?
Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
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Tesla's trucking president has left the company
Volvo Truck union again strikes down labor deal
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