2018 UCR Update
The UCR Board of Directors anticipates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will complete a rulemaking addressing UCR fees shortly. As a result, the UCR Board of Directors is suspending enforcement of the 2018 registration period until further notice and recommends to all states that the enforcement period for 2018 compliance not begin until 90 days after the final rulemaking is published.
UPDATE 2018 FMCSA / DOT Drug Testing
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced in a rule published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2017, that, among other revisions to its drug and alcohol testing regulations, it will expand its drug testing panel to include four “semi-synthetic” opioid drugs: hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. These changes are being made to harmonize DOT’s drug testing regulations with recent revisions to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs that took effect on October 1, 2017. The changes to DOT’s rules take effect on January 1, 2018. Drug Panel and Cut-off Concentrations beginning January 1, 2018, all DOT-regulated employers must utilize the following drug test panel and cut-off concentrations:
Drug Initial Confirmatory
Marijuana 50 ng/ml 15 ng/ml
Cocaine 150 ng/ml 100 ng/ml
Phencyclidine (PCP) 25 ng/ml 25 ng/ml
Amphetamines 500 ng/ml 250 ng/ml
(includes Methamphetamines, MDMA, MDA)
Codeine/Morphine 2000 ng/ml 2000 ng/ml
6-AM (Heroin) 10 ng/ml 10 ng/ml
Hydrocodone/Hydromorphone 300 ng/ml 300 ng/ml
Oxycodone/Oxymorphone 100 ng/ml 100 ng/ml
UPDATE - NEW JERSEY
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NEW Training Courses:
Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training
Under Title 49 Part 40 every organization covered by Department of Transportation Regulations that employs safety-sensitive employees must have one (or more) Designated Employer Representatives (DERs).
Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) Training
The PASS training program is a comprehensive training on the assistance that drivers should be providing to passengers.
Silica Awareness Training
OSHA Construction - June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug & Alcohol Supervisor:
Have you ever received a notice stating the following?
“Your Company is out of compliance.”
“Don’t fail your DOT audit!”
You are subject to a civil penalty up to $ 10,000 for being out of compliance.”
Hours of Service: In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions:
Every self-propelled CMV subject to subchapter B of this chapter must be marked as specified in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this section, and each unit of intermodal equipment interchanged or offered for interchange to a motor carrier by an intermodal equipment provider subject to subchapter B of this chapter must be marked as specified in paragraph (g) of this section.
The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA): Is an agreement among states and Canadian Provinces to simplify the reporting of fuel taxes by inter-jurisdictional and interstate motor carriers.
Contact us for assistance with your regulatory compliance.
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National Safety Council Professional Truck Driver Training
We offer the National Safety Council Professional professional truck driver training program. The course conforms to current U.S. Department of Transportation standards.
National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course (DDC-6)
We offer the National Safety Council Defensive Driving 6-hour classroom. After completing the course, you will receive a National Safety Council DDC Certificate of Completion which, depending on your state, may make you eligible for point reduction or ticket dismissal. Insurance companies in 34 states offer a reduction on insurance premiums to DDC graduates (check with your insurance carrier for availability).
We also offer several other safe driving course in class and ONLINE.
Many acronyms have become second nature to EH&S professionals. Most know that OSHA is the acronym for Occupational Health and Safety Administration and SDS stands for Safety Data Sheet.
DOT safety sensitive employees who violate the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Rules by testing positive or refusing to test for drugs and/or alcohol are mandated to be evaluated by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
Need a SAP
We started Tri-State Safety Solutions, (Veteran Owned Business) with the idea of bringing a “Real Life” approach to safety / compliance. Our classes are interactive, hands on, and are real life applicable,