REMINDER: 2017 Version of the Federal Drug Testing Chain of Custody Form Expired on August 31st, 2023

As of August 31, 2023, the 2020/2023 Federal CCF must be used for DOT-regulated specimens.


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Implementing Best Practices for Pre-Employment Screening

Making smart hiring decisions can significantly decrease the costs associated with turnover. By establishing a strategic pre-screening process for employment candidates, you can minimize the likelihood of making a regrettable hiring decision. This approach not only mitigates obvious expenses but is also key in creating a safe workplace. Creating a […]

DOT Updated the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Guidelines

On June 1, 2023, the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance posted its updated Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) guidelines.  The document has been updated regarding certain provisions addressed in the Department of Transportation (DOT) final rule published on May 2, 2023.  A listing of the updates to the […]


The USDOT has amended its drug & alcohol testing regulations to add oral fluid as an authorized testing method for the presence of prohibited drugs.  The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on 05/02/2023 – Final Rule (Effective 06/01/2023). Note: Employers cannot begin oral fluid testing until the […]

FMCSA Closes Reporting Loophole in Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Database

Query Notifications The Clearinghouse will now notify employers if there is a change to a driver’s Clearinghouse record up to 12 months following a driver query.  Previously, after conducting a pre-employment query, an employer received a notification from the Clearinghouse if there was a change to that driver’s Clearinghouse record within […]

2023 DOT Random Testing Rates

Random Testing Rates 2023 DOT Random Testing Rates The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies for 2023. DOT Agency 2023 Random Drug Testing Rate 2023 Random Alcohol Testing Rate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA]The random rates did not change for 2023.  […]

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Random Testing Rates for 2023

FRA is announcing that its minimum annual random drug and alcohol testing rates for the calendar year 2023 will continue to be as follows: HOS employees-25 percent for drugs and 10 percent for alcohol. MOW employees-25 percent for drugs and 10 percent for alcohol. MECH employees-50 percent for drugs and […]


Pre-employment Investigations for Drug and Alcohol Program Violations Beginning January 6, 2023, a pre-employment Clearinghouse query will satisfy the requirement to investigate a prospective driver’s previous drug and alcohol program violations, as established by 49 CFR 391.23(e). Employers of CDL drivers are required to conduct background investigations before hiring a driver. This process includes determining if […]

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