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June 22, 2020

Violations Reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse Top 21,000 as of May 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a detailed summary of data related to the FMCSA Clearinghouse. The stats covered total violations broken down by type of drug, alcohol, and refusals. It also showed the...

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June 19, 2020

Employers can associate their Clearinghouse activity with the USDOT Numbers in their FMCSA Portal accounts

FMCSA has recently updated the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to allow employers to link their Clearinghouse accounts with their FMCSA Portal accounts. This will enable employers to associate Clearinghouse activity (reporting violations...

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June 18, 2020

Video Blog: Turnaround Times For Drug Testing

A question we often get is about turnaround times for drug testing results meaning how long it will take for a person to get their results. Many times people want to receive results right away. in some areas of the country and in certain...

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June 17, 2020

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Here are the Top 10 most common DOT FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations. Top 10 Most Common Violations: Non-English speaking driver 391.11 Incomplete driver qualification file 391.51 Operating a property-carrying vehicle without possessing...

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June 10, 2020

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Violations

Here are the Top 10 most common violations of DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing regulations along with the related regulation. If you are not sure if your program or your current service providers are compliant, contact us to review your program...

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June 3, 2020

HOW DO I GET BACK TO WORK AFTER A DOT POSITIVE DRUG TEST?

Several questions reqarding DOT regulations for drug and alcohol testing that we get often include: How do I get back to Work After a DOT Positive Drug Test? How long will the SAP process take? Does a positive DOT drug test effect my CDL...

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June 2, 2020

NDS Employee Spotlight! - Jenna Reed

Managing random testing consortiums is a complex requiring lots of communication with company Designated Employer Representatives (DER).  Jenna Reed at National Drug Screening is the Randoms Program Manager. Jenna does a great job...

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May 26, 2020

Returning Employees to Work Amid the Coronavirus

By Bill Current, President & Founder of the Current Consulting Group What are my Concerns with Returning Employees to Work? The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down and employers are anxious to turn things right-side-up...

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May 22, 2020

Hair Drug Testing: What You Need To Know

A hair drug test is quickly becoming a popular choice for drug testing and for many employers, the preferred drug testing method for pre-employment and random testing, as well as court-ordered or probation testing. Hair testing allows for the...

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May 22, 2020

FAA Required Drug Testing - Video Blog

FAA Drug Testing Are you required to have an FAA drug & alcohol testing program?  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is serious about drug and alcohol use in the workplace.   The purpose of the FAA regulations for drug...

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May 20, 2020

How Is Employer Drug Testing Cost-Effective?

Employers utilize drug testing for different reasons. The exams are used during the pre-employment phase of the hiring process. They reveal whether a candidate has been breaking the law, at least where illegal substances are concerned. The results...

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May 18, 2020

How And When To Test For Drugs At Work

Employers often want to create drug-free workplaces. However, many organizational leaders don't even know where to begin when it comes to getting things going. They shouldn't spend too much time on the endeavor, though, particularly if it seems...

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May 14, 2020

How Employers Save Money with Drug Testing - Video Blog

Bill Judge an attorney from Chicago has been involved with employment drug testing for many years. In fact, over 33 years. Bill has assisted Employers, HR Professionals, DER's, TPA's, CRA's, Device Manufacturers, Safety Professionals, Medical...

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May 13, 2020

When Can Companies Drug Test New Hires?

It is not uncommon for small and large organizations alike to test new hires today. According to no Onin Staffing no current federal laws prohibit businesses from requiring applicants to take and pass the screenings. Therefore, company leaders...

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May 11, 2020

Hair Follicle Drug Test: Fact Vs. Fiction

Almost everybody knows about 5-panel drug testing today. In most cases, it is the urine analysis that employers, doctors, governments, and more utilize to determine if someone is abusing illicit or prescription drugs. These urine exams are an...

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May 6, 2020

Pre-Employment Drug Test Procedure: Everything A Business Should Know

Pre-employment drug screening is something that more and more companies are using to make sure the people they hire aren't abusing illegal drugs or prescription medications. Sure, what individuals do on personal time is their business, but some...

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May 5, 2020

Joe Reilly with David Bell, USA Mobile Drug Testing – Video Blog

It was great to see David Bell and other USAMDT franchisees from around the country at the March 8th USA Mobile Drug Testing annual conference.  This conference was held in conjunction with the National Drug & Alcohol Screening...

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May 4, 2020

Drug Testing In The Workplace: Why You Should Test Employees

Surely, there are some people out there that haven't been impacted by America's opioid crisis. Most of the time, it would probably be quite challenging for someone to find somebody that hadn't experienced a little something or another from the...

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May 1, 2020

Now Hiring: NDS Announces 2 Job Openings In Melbourne, FL

National Drug Screening is seeking to fill two (2) positions at the Melbourne, FL Corporate Headquarters. If you are a positive, solutions-focused person, looking for a new career and a drama-free environment in a very interesting industry, then...

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May 1, 2020

Joe Reilly and John Burgos Look Back on NDASA Conference (Video Blog)

We enjoyed this interview with John Burgos a young man who has immersed himself into the drug testing industry over the past five years.  John is quickly becoming a leader in our industry. John Burgos serves as the Vice President of...

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April 29, 2020

Workplace Drug And Alcohol Testing Procedure

If certain matters are not taken care of, a workplace can get out of hand in a hurry. For example, should an employer fail to curb alcohol use on the job, an accident could occur in the blink of an eye. The person in question might fall asleep...

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April 28, 2020

Cheating on a Drug Test – Video Blog

It was great to see Chuck Marting at the NDASA conference back in early March 2020 – this was the last conference held during this pandemic which more or less ended conference season.  I asked Chuck “Do people cheat on drug...

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April 27, 2020

Drug Testing At Your Small Business: 6 Reasons To Drug Test

Under some circumstances, individuals might need to find drug test locations near them for work. Why? Well, for starters, many employers have drug-free workplace policies in place. As such, workers must submit to random drug testing as deemed fit...

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April 22, 2020

Drug Testing In The Workplace Statistics

There is nothing new about drug abuse. Some people use illegal substances, while others prefer prescription medications. In either case, many times, individuals wind up heading off to work in a euphoric state or using drugs on company property...

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April 22, 2020

Number One Hottest Topic in Drug Testing Today with Bill Current

This video was recorded in early March just as the Covid 19 situation was upon us. Lots has changed since then but we believe that the number one hottest topic in drug testing has not changed. As we get back to the new normal, the issue of...

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April 21, 2020

DOT Guidance on Random Drug Testing

We are in challenging times with the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) are considered essential business and are currently operational. These DOT regulated businesses are subject to...

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April 20, 2020

Nursing School Drug Testing. Why Nurses Are Drug Tested

For these purposes, this article will be focusing on the nursing industry. A lot of nursing schools require students to pass drug tests. Why? Well, to begin with, many recreational drugs are illegal. Hence, if the candidate is breaking the law in...

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April 20, 2020

Current Illicit Drug Use Trends

Annually the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) performs a survey of Americans regarding drug use and health. This is called the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). This is typically where we find...

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April 17, 2020

Video Blog: Drugs Stashed in Plain Sight

With the increase in drug use, especially among young people, it's more important than ever to be aware of things going on around you. This is something that's come up from parents very recently. What's being hidden in front of you? Right in plain...

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April 15, 2020

Most Common Drug Tests For Employment. 5-Panel, 10-Panel Drug Tests

Many workplaces across the country have turned into drug-free zones. Bosses take the measure to create a safe and comfortable environment that everyone can enjoy. It is crucial for business owners to develop a clear and precise policy regarding...

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April 14, 2020

Workplace Drug Testing: Pros And Cons

A five-panel drug test examines one's urine for traces of five distinct drug varieties. Those substances include cocaine, PCP, amphetamines, THC, and opiates. A medical doctor interprets the results and reports back to the company. Many businesses...

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April 7, 2020

NDS Employers DER Training Program. Free Webinar April 23, 2020

You are invited to attend this complimentary DER (Designated Employer Representative) training program webinar on April 23, 2020 1:30-3:30 EST National Drug Screening wants to help employers during this challenging time. DOT regulated companies...

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April 6, 2020

When Employees Abuse Marijuana and Alcohol in Times of High Anxiety

Guest Blog Post by Lori LalSenior Consultant for National Drug Screening, Inc Substance Abuse May Rise During the COVID-19 Pandemic In these uncertain and anxious times amidst a global pandemic, individuals with addiction issues are suddenly...

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April 2, 2020

Are Drug Testing Facilities Open During COVID-19 Shutdown

So, you need a drug test, why? Getting a new job Required random drug test for your job Required return to duty or follow up testing for your job Probation or court ordered Many other reasons So where can you get a drug test done? ...

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April 1, 2020

Which Labs Perform Hair Drug Testing?

National Drug Screening works with collection facilities across the United States that collect hair specimens for hair drug testing.  Collecting hair specimens is much different from performing analysis of hair specimens, the actual testing...

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March 25, 2020

Drug Testing During a Pandemic: COVID-19 & Collection Site Safety

Guest Blog Post by Lori LalSenior Consultant for National Drug Screening, Inc On March 23, 2020, the DOT provided guidance relating to drug testing concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. See...

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March 24, 2020

Impairment vs. Under the Influence - Impairment and Drug Testing

- Guest Blog Writer: Bill Current - Bill Current is the President and Founder of the Current Consulting Group, LLC  This information is provided for educational purposes only. Reader retains full responsibility for the use of the...

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March 22, 2020

Inside Drug Testing March 2020 - Crisis Preparation

In drug testing, as well as background screening, crisis situations like the one we are currently facing, a global pandemic, may affect your business in a number of ways. What will you do in a crisis? It's never fun, and it is sometimes scary, to...

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March 22, 2020

Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations During Pandemic. DOT Update

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is committed to maintaining public safety while providing maximum flexibility to allow transportation industries to conduct their operations safely and efficiently during this period of national...

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March 21, 2020

NDASA 2020 Conference Overview Video

Over the years at many industry conferences we have seen write-ups of the important and fun highlights from those events.  We decided to record and show video of, what we believe to be the highlights and especially our team’s...

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March 18, 2020

Employee Disclosures of Prescribed Medications

The is a challenging topic as many times employers look to the drug testing program to determine if the employee is using prescribed medications or abusing prescribed medications.  When an employee has a lawful prescription that explains the...

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March 15, 2020

When is Pre-Employment Testing for THC Prohibited?

Is pre-employment drug testing for marijuana legal in the United States – mostly YES Guest Blog Writer: Katherine Miller, Director of Brand Management and ComplianceThe Current Consulting Group, LLCCurrentCompliance.org – State Laws...

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March 8, 2020

National Drug Screening announces merger with LGS Drug Testing (LGS)

Joe Reilly, President of National Drug Screening announces merger with LGS Drug Testing (LGS) located in Upland, California.Read all about it and watch a quick video. We welcome Lori to our team and welcome the LGS clients we have served behind...

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March 5, 2020

Proud to be a Member of the Business Journal Leadership Trust

Joe Reilly and National Drug Screening have been selected to join the prestigious Business Journals Leadership Trust.  This is an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs.  In the Leadership...

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March 5, 2020

Is Oral Fluid Drug Testing Legal Now?

Is Oral Fluid Drug Testing Legal Now? - Guest Blog Writer: Bill Current- Bill Current is the President and Founder of the Current Consulting Group, LLC- Discussion of the legality of lab based oral fluid testing, is it legal, has DOT...

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March 4, 2020

National Drug Screening, Inc. Earns BBB Accreditation

This week, National Drug Screening, Inc. announced its recent accreditation by BBB Serving Central Florida. As a BBB Accredited Business, National Drug Screening, Inc. is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace and is committed to...

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March 2, 2020

Oral Fluid Drug Testing for Post-Accident & Reasonable Suspicion

Employers are often concerned about getting a drug test completed in an after-hours situation for post-accident or reasonable suspicion drug testing.  It’s 8 o’clock at night and nowhere open to get a drug test completed. Oral...

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February 29, 2020

National Drug Screening | Drug Testing Industry Memberships

Within the drug & alcohol testing industry there are three national trade associations.  Each is unique in terms of what they offer to their members including networking opportunities, trade shows, learning opportunities, training...

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February 24, 2020

Employer Drug Testing Panels. | Different Panel Drug Tests

What are the most popular drug test panels used by employers in the United States?  We are providing a comprehensive review of common urine drug testing panels used for workplace drug testing, particularly pre-employment drug testing. For...

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February 21, 2020

Fact, Fiction or Fake News: Inside Drug Testing February 2020

In this edition of Inside Drug Testing, we talk “Fact, Fiction, & Fake News”. Everyday there are stories in the news and on the web related to false positives drug tests, marijuana and CBD, and drug testing. Some of the more recent...

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