FMCSA Clearinghouse Downgrade:

How to Prepare for the FMCSA Clearinghouse Downgrade What is going to happen with the November 18th 2024 FMCSA Clearinghouse downgrade? Many people in the trucking industry that have experienced a drug or alcohol testing violation have concerns around the CDL downgrade that occurs on November 18th 2024. This video addresses the issue, what it actually means, and who is actually affected. First let us see how FMCSA has the

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7 Ways to Prepare for Your SAP Evaluation

For commercial drivers, there is nothing more unsettling than a substance abuse violation. It kicks off many automatic processes by your employer and the Department of Transportation (DOT). It creates tension between you and your employer. But more than anything, it puts your livelihood at risk.  The good news is the DOT’s mandated Substance Abuse Professional program (SAP) is clear. The SAP DOT is also relatively straightforward to follow.  Though

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What to Do After a Failed Drug Test?

If you have failed your return to duty drug test, you are probably wondering what happens next. This can be a confusing time for many professional truck drivers.  The reality is there is a set process that happens following a failed drug test. This is set by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). It is commonly called the “Return to Duty Process.”  But what is that process, and what

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How American River Wellness Can Help You Get Back to Work 

When you experience a substance abuse violation, the Department of Transportation (DOT) removal from service can be jarring. But many professional CDL drivers can take comfort in knowing there is hope. The DOT return to service process is clear and relatively straightforward to follow. But the key is following every step to the letter.  Follow these insights and you can ensure a smoother DOT return-to-duty process.  The Drug and Alcohol

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What Are the Testing Requirements for Truck Drivers?

For professional CDL drivers, strict adherence to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration substance restrictions is essential. However, if a truck driver is found in substance abuse violation, the next step is clear. The SAP program for truck drivers kicks in automatically.  The SAP for truck drivers is a requirement for any professional driver hoping to get back on the road. Drivers will be comforted to learn the program steps

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Department of Transportation (DOT) Compliance for Trucking Companies

When it is time for your employees to complete their DOT-required drug testing, it’s key for them to do so correctly. Failure to follow the required procedure can result in delays, license suspension, and more.  To help, we have compiled the key information about DOT compliance requirements for trucking companies in the United States. With this info, you can help your employees follow their DOT requirements.  Identifying Employees Who Need

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