April 20th compliance deadline: The new Medical Examination Report (MER) Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) that Medical Examiners must begin using on April 20, 2016. Download them for free
The FMCSA announces: pursuant to 49 CFR 382.305, that it is reducing the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL) from the current rate of 50 percent of the average number of driver positions to25 percent of the average number of driver positions, effective in calendar year 2016.
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.
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Many acronyms have become second nature to EH&S professionals. Most know that OSHA is the acronym for Occupational Health and Safety Administration and MSDS stands for Material 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).
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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).
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