First Quarter Random Drug and Alcohol Compliance

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A reminder to complete DOT required quarterly random employee drug and alcohol screening for 1st quarter of 2022 It is the responsibility of the employer to provide random testing for all DOT (Department of Transportation) employees. CDL drivers must be randomly tested throughout the year. An employer who employs only himself/herself as a driver, who…

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Holiday Hours

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Happy New Year!   Holiday Hours New Years Eve  8-12pm New Years Day Closed The team at MCC would like to take a moment and thank our clients for their partnership during this challenging year. We believe that difficult times create strong people and businesses.  Wishing you and your family a prosperous 2021!    

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FMCSA Clearinghouse data is in.

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  The FMCSA Clearinghouse has released a report showing the data collected from January through July of 2020.  The data in this report highlights the effectiveness of the Clearinghouse in managing drug and alcohol violations. It is important to remember that all employers with DOT/FMCSA employees, must be registered in the Clearinghouse.  If you have…

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Study Shows No Detectable Chance of Catching Virus from Breath Alcohol Test

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  At MCC we use Lifeloc Technologies as our trusted source for DOT approved breath alcohol testing devices.  We feel it is important to proactively inform you about the safety of our devices. One of the reasons we have chosen Lifeloc Technologies, is because they are a global leader in the industry.  Lifeloc understands the…

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Questions employers can ask about prescription drug use

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  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) restricts the questions an employer can ask, regarding an employees prescription drug use. Unfortunately, many prescribed drugs can impair a persons ability to perform their job safety. As a supervisor, it is imperative you are able to ask these questions in a way that protects the employees privacy,…

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DOT/FMCSA issues waiver

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  The National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA), reported Monday that in response to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the DOT/FMCSA has issued a three month waiver for certain pre-employment drug screens. Pre-employment drug screens for furloughed employees will be waived until September 30th, 2020. “Consistent with the statutory requirements for waivers,…

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New Resources

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  The FMCSA Clearinghouse has recently been updated with additional resources to help employers utilize the website.  Visit the links below to explore.     How to Designate Your C/TPA https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/Clearinghouse-Designate-CTPA   Query History  https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/Query-History_Employer   How to Report RTD Information  https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/Report-RTD_Employer   As always MCC Drug & Alcohol Screening is your partner for keeping…

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DOT Guidance for Drug Screening

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Together, we are facing an unprecedented situation. COVID-19 is effecting not only our families, our communities, but also our businesses. We at MCC Drug & Alcohol Screening wanted to reach out and update our clients on how we are navigating the current environment, as well as provide you with the latest industry updates. As an…

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Clearinghouse Site Issues

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  On March 5th through March 9th, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse experienced connectivity issues that prevented the system from verifying driver commercial driver’s license (CDL) information. Certain functions, including conducting queries and reporting violations, were temporarily deactivated. Pre-Employment Queries Must Now Be Conducted The issue above has been resolved and the Clearinghouse is now…

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CDL Drivers Must Register

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FMCSA ClearingHouse Registration   Did you know employers AND employees must register in the FMCSA ClearingHouse? Employees with a CDL, must complete the registration process in the ClearingHouse, before they can respond to the employer consent request.  The employer consent request gives the employer access to the drivers record in the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License…

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