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Modernize Security Checks That are Vital to Our Supply Chain

While background checks are a vital part of ensuring a safe working environment, repeatedly running checks to be eligible for a new job with the same employer, can be expensive and inefficient. The Transportation Security Screening Modernization Act, which has been introduced in the U.S. House, aims to harmonize transportation security programs.


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FMCSA Warning: Drivers Who Drug-Test Positive Will Lose CDLs

Beginning in late 2024, truck drivers who test positive for drug use will not only be placed on prohibited driving status but will lose their commercial driver licenses and not be issued learning permits until they complete the federal return-to-work process. Employers are required to provide a driver with a list of DOT-qualified substance abuse […]

An Employer Guide to DOT Background Checks

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulate businesses that employ commercial vehicle drivers. These organizations require background checks for drivers operating specific types, sizes, and weights of vehicles. New hires must be screened, and the files of current drivers undergo annual updates. These background checks include driving history, […]

The Ultimate Overview of DOT Record-Keeping Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires companies to keep records to document their compliance with safety regulations. Some must be maintained for at least five years, such as alcohol test results indicating a BAC of 0.02 or greater, and others are for at least one year, such as negative and canceled drug test […]

An Employer’s Guide to DOT Background Checks

Department of Transportation (DOT) background checks protect businesses, drivers, and other people and vehicles on the road by ensuring that commercial drivers are qualified and safe. These screenings are very specific and are different from standard pre-employment background checks. The DOT and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulate drivers who operate specific weights and […]

What are the DOT Recordkeeping Requirements?

Motor carriers or any company that relies on drivers must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recordkeeping requirements in order to avoid the risk of violations, fines, and safety rating downgrades. Companies need to run pre-employment Clearinghouse queries for all new CDL drivers and must keep in mind drug and alcohol testing requirements, […]

Cisive Insights: Talent Screening Trends in Transportation

Uncover transportation’s latest talent screening trends in Cisive’s benchmark report.
Here’s what you’ll gain from this White Paper:

o Five Major Changes in the Transportation Industry
Strains on supply chain, growth of online shopping, new infrastructure investments, and more.

o The Benefits of a Background Check and ATS Integration
From an enhanced candidate experience to better accuracy […]

The Top 5 Driver Qualification File Violations

Getting behind the wheel when disqualified is a top driver file violation because a motor carrier is held liable whether or not a driver notifies them of a conviction or violation. Drivers are considered disqualified if their offense was committed during an on-duty time and they were employed by a motor carrier engaged in commercial […]

Post-Accident Testing & The Clearinghouse: The Implications of an Unauthorized Test

According to FMCSA regulations, post-accident drug and alcohol testing of commercial motor vehicle operators is legally required when 1. It results in a human fatality, whether or not a citation is issued to the driver, 2. When an accident results in bodily injury to a party with immediate medical treatment away from the scene AND […]

Is There a Drug Problem in the Trucking Industry?

More than 72,000 truck drivers have been taken off US roads since January 2020 because of a drug or alcohol violation and the American Trucking Association says that the industry will need about 160,000 more operators by 2030, mostly because of drivers moving from one company to another. The problem with not filling available jobs […]


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