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 […]

7 Ways to Prepare for Your SAP Evaluation

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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 […]

What to Do After a Failed Drug Test?

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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 […]

How American River Wellness Can Help You Get Back to Work 

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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 […]

What Are the Testing Requirements for Truck Drivers?

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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 […]

Department of Transportation (DOT) Compliance for Trucking Companies

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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 […]

How to Get Back on the Road After Failing a DOT Testing Violation

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The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional program is designed with clear steps involved. These tests have been in place since the late 1980s and early 1990s. They have necessary steps a recovering professional must clear before their return-to-service. As part of the program, professional drivers are subject to random substance abuse tests to […]

How Long is the Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional Program

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If you are a trucker or transportation worker and have experienced a DOT drug and alcohol testing violation, we understand your frustration. You are likely eager to get back on the road. Many professional CDL drivers’ income relies on their ability to drive. But the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Substance Abuse Professional Program is a […]

DOT Drug Test THC Cutoff Levels & Trucking School

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What you need to know if you plan to begin trucking school, and you have consumed any cannabis recently. THC & Truck Driving School Requirements Many states now allow both recreational and medicinal consumption of cannabis for adults. This creates a lot of confusion for individuals that are, or will be subject to DOT drug testing. DOT cutoff […]

Learn About the DOT SAP Program

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If you hope to return to duty following a DOT drug and alcohol violation, you have a set process. You will need to follow a strict program. It is called the DOT’s Substance Abuse Professional program. After all, an SAP violation stays on your official record for five years after the violation. But what is […]