FMCSA on-site audits are rising steadily
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by Tim Thoelecke
1M ago
According to industry experts JJ Keller’s yearly report, FMCSA and its state partners conducted over 12,300 investigations in 2023. Out of which 4,100 were on-site audits and 5,800 were on-site focused reviews. 2023 saw more auditors on the field than in 2022 and this trend is likely to see an uptick this year too. Fines are rising On-site audits are more thorough and thus bring out more serious violations. Penalties and fines for violation have increased too. Overall quantum of fines has increased. Maximum fines allowed by law is tied to inflation and have increased by 17% over the past 3 ye ..read more
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Drivers who work for more than one employer
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by Tim Thoelecke
2M ago
CDL drivers working for multiple employers are more common than you think. There are specific regulations from FMCSA regarding such drivers. Drivers who work for multiple employers are broadly classified into the following: Drivers who hold regular employment with multiple employers Drivers regularly employed by a motor carrier but occasionally drive for another motor carrier Driver in a non-motor carrier who occasionally or part-time drives for a motor carrier Occasional Drivers Regulations for drug and alcohol testing for shared drivers 1. Drug and alcohol testing regulations apply to any ..read more
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InOut Labs Redefines Convenience and Compliance with Proctored Instant Oral Fluid Drug Tests
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by Tim Thoelecke
5M ago
InOut Labs, a leading provider of employee drug testing solutions nationwide, is excited to announce the nationwide availability of Proctored Instant Oral Fluid Drug Tests. These tests not only ensure compliance with new laws in California but also offer unparalleled convenience for employees who no longer need to visit a collection site. The innovative testing method is proctored via secure video conference, providing an efficient and observed process. Responding to the evolving needs of businesses and individuals, InOut Labs has introduced Proctored Instant Oral Fluid Drug Tests (from NOVIR ..read more
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Post-Accident Testing For Each DOT Agency
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by Tim Thoelecke
5M ago
FMCSA Any accident involving a fatality requires testing. Testing is also required in accidents in which one or more motor vehicles are towed from the scene or in which someone is treated medically away from the scene; and a citation is issued to the CMV driver. PHMSA An accident is one involving gas pipeline facilities or LNG facilities or involving hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide pipeline facilities. Save FAA Accident means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with  the intention of flight and al ..read more
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Penalties for Non-Compliance of Drug/Alcohol Testing and FMCSA Clearinghouse Regulations
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by Tim Thoelecke
5M ago
As a DOT-regulated business, one primary component is staying compliant with drug and alcohol regulations. Complying with these regulations can be challenging for most businesses. And failure to comply can attract significant penalties that can be crippling to the health of such businesses.   Most business owners think that these penalties are few and far between and that they can get away with bare minimum compliance. However recent reports have shown a sharp rise in on-site DOT audits. These audits are comprehensive and require the business to comply with various regulations and s ..read more
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What Types of Additional Testing is Sometimes Needed?
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by Tim Thoelecke
8M ago
Sometimes a the lab and MRO need additional information to determine whether a drug test is positive or negative. And, of course, there are extra charges involved. Service Description D&L Isomer Testing The D&L test is an additional lab test to determine the specific positive methamphetamine metabolite(s). This test is required for completion of the medical review process and will be ordered without client authorization when it is not included by default. 6-MAM Testing The 6-MAM test is a test for the presence of heroin. This test is required for completion of the medical revie ..read more
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What is a Highway?
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by Tim Thoelecke
8M ago
For employers of CDL drivers, it is not always clear whether their drivers need to be in an FMCSA drug testing program. On the surface: If you meet one of the following criteria, you will need to have a DOT FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing Program: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more Transporting 16 passengers or more Transporting Hazardous Materials requiring placarding BUT, this applies only if the FMCSA has jurisdiction. FMCSA makes the rules when drivers and their vehicles use “public roads.”  Public road? That definitio ..read more
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InOut Labs Expands Reach and Innovations: Exciting News Ahead!
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by Tim Thoelecke
11M ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Thoelecke Founder InOut Labs Phone: (847) 657-7900 Email: media@inoutlabs.com https://www.einpresswire.com/article/653768399/inout-labs-expands-reach-and-innovations-exciting-news-ahead Tim Thoelecke Transitions Ownership of Retail Walk-in Clinic to Employee, Announces Expansion of InOut Labs Brands Northfield, IL – September 1, 2023 – After experiencing remarkable growth in its national business operations over the past three years, Tim Thoelecke, Founder and CEO of InOut Labs, is pleased to announce the sale of the retail walk-in clinic to a dedicated empl ..read more
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Understanding the Distinctions Between DOT and Non-DOT Drug Testing
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by Tim Thoelecke
1y ago
Drug testing plays a vital role in ensuring workplace safety, productivity, and compliance with regulations. Two common categories of drug testing are DOT (Department of Transportation) and non-DOT drug testing. While both serve the purpose of identifying drug use, it is essential to understand their key differences. In this article, we will delve into the contrasts between DOT and non-DOT drug testing to provide a comprehensive understanding of each. DOT Drug Testing DOT drug testing is specifically mandated by the Department of Transportation for safety-sensitive positions. These positions ..read more
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Auto Dealers At Risk When They Do NOT Test Employees for Drugs
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by Tim Thoelecke
1y ago
Auto dealerships can be high-pressure environments, with sales goals to meet and customer satisfaction to maintain. To keep up with the demands of the job, some employees may turn to drugs to stay alert or manage stress. However, drug use in the workplace can have serious consequences, both for the employee and for the customers they serve. That’s why it’s important for auto dealerships to consider implementing drug testing policies for their employees, particularly when it comes to the use of cocaine. InOut Labs specializes in employers with multiple locations. Cocaine is a highly addicti ..read more
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