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  • Reminder for SAPS: Register to Receive Driver Designation Requests

    February 20 , 2020 10:54 am
    Clearinghouse

    Before you can record information about a driver’s return-to-duty (RTD) process in the Clearinghouse (as required per §

  • DOT CBD Notice

    February 19 , 2020 08:33 am
    CBD

    The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (Farm Bill) removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.  Under the Farm Bill, hemp-derived products containing a concentration of up to 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are not controlled substances.  THC is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.

  • Conducting Bulk Queries

    February 13 , 2020 11:52 am
    DOT Clearinghouse

    Upload multiple queries at once using the bulk upload option

  • Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

    February 05 , 2020 12:24 pm
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    Washington — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.

  • FMCSA Gives Bus Drivers Exemption From California Rest-Break Rules

    February 04 , 2020 10:22 am
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    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a petition submitted by the American Bus Association that exempts bus drivers from following California’s meal-and-rest-break rules.

  • FMCSA plans large truck crash study

    February 03 , 2020 12:37 pm
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    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to take factors such as texting and other cellphone distractions into account in gathering data for its first large truck crash study in more than 15 years.

  • USDA Extends Public Comment Period on Hemp Rule to Jan. 29

    January 13 , 2020 10:53 am
    Hemp

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the public comment period on its interim final hemp rule for 30 days — until Jan. 29.

  • Cannabidiol and drug tests

    January 10 , 2020 12:50 pm
    CBD oil

    What is CBD?

  • FMCSA random drug testing rate increases to 50% and alcohol will remain at 10%

    January 09 , 2020 09:29 am
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    The FMCSA announces that it is increasing 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 25 percent of the average number of driver positions to 50 percent of the average number of driver positions, effe

  • 'Cannabis Use Disorder' Up in States That Legalized Recreational Pot

    December 03 , 2019 08:30 am
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    The researchers compared marijuana use in Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon -- the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana -- before and after legalization. The investigators also compared trends in those states with states that did not legalize recreational marijuana.

  • US senators introduce ‘Women in Trucking’ bill

    December 02 , 2019 11:15 am
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    Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to take a formal role in supporting women drivers.

  • SAPAA 2019-2020 Leadership Announced

    November 08 , 2019 08:33 am
    Sandra Serrano

    Congratulations to Sandra Serrano, SAPAA President-Elect 2019-2020. Sandra has been an active member of the SAPAA Board of Directors since 2016. As a Board member, she has utilized her experience to help further SAPAA’s mission to promote the highest standards of quality and integrity in the field.

  • Query Plans Now Available for Purchase

    November 07 , 2019 08:26 am
    Clearinghouse

    Query Plans Now Available for Purchase

  • FAA Updates DroneZone

    November 05 , 2019 08:45 am
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    Upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) DroneZone now allows recreational flyers to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace where the 

  • Trucking Law: Coping with diabetes easier than in the past

    November 04 , 2019 08:00 am
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    Drivers have diabetes mellitus (DM), specifically Type II DM, at a higher rate than the general public. This is likely rooted in the sedentary lifestyle and poor food choices many drivers make, so some of them are treated with simple lifestyle and diet changes. Others receive oral medications or insulin.

  • Cannabis Abyss: Keeping up with Workplace Drug Testing

    November 01 , 2019 09:35 am
    Marijuana

    As more states have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, the number of companies utilizing drug tests, particularly for marijuana, has begun to decline.

  • Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

    October 28 , 2019 02:55 pm
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    CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

  • Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs – Oral/Fluid Effective January 1, 2020

    October 25 , 2019 09:22 am
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    Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS” or “Department”) has established scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of oral fluid specimens in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Guidelines).

  • Reports and Detailed Tables From the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

    October 24 , 2019 12:23 pm
    Data report

    These reports and detailed tables present estimates from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

  • Former FDA commissioner: CBD craze is getting out of hand

    October 16 , 2019 12:33 pm
    CBD oil

    Cannabidiol - better known as CBD - is everywhere, from small specialty shops to large national retail chains. It can be found in foods, supplements, drugs, oils, creams, pet foods and more, and sellers purport that the compound treats everything from cancer to depression. Analysts say the market could surpass $20 billion by 2024.

  • Get ready for the FMCSA Clearinghouse today.

    October 10 , 2019 09:45 am
    Clearinghouse
    Are you an Employer, Owner-Operator, Driver, C/TPA, or SAP? Registering now let’s you complete the steps needed to be ready when the Clearinghouse is operational on January 6, 2020.

    What is the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

    A secure, online database that will give employers and other authorized users real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. 

  • NRC Prepares Proposed Rule Updating Drug Testing Program Under Part 26

    October 04 , 2019 07:48 am
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    The NRC will soon issue in the Federal Register a proposed rulemaking to amend the drug testing requirements of the Fitness for Duty (FFD) Program in 10 CFR Part 26.

  • Can Transportation Companies Continue to Provide Safe Drivers With All The New Laws Permitting Marijuana Use?

    October 02 , 2019 12:21 pm
    Marijuana

    Pre-employment and post-accident drug testing have been challenged in courts in almost every state where medical marijuana has been legalized. These differing state laws create uncertainty for enforcing a drug-free workplace, even for safety-sensitive positions. In the transportation industry, these permissive state laws run directly afoul of federal requirements to keep the public highways and skies safe and drug-free.

  • FDA slams vaping company Juul for illegal marketing practices, threatens fines or seizure

    October 01 , 2019 01:20 pm
    no smoking

    Federal health officials slammed vaping company Juul on Monday for illegally advertising its nicotine pods as a safer alternative to cigarettes, threatening to fine or even seize the company’s products if it doesn’t correct its marketing.

  • Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

    September 18 , 2019 11:21 am
    opioid pills

    "Too many people in our country and in our communities are still dying from opioid-related overdoses," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We must and can do a better job of getting naloxone in the hands of people who really need it, and those likely to be nearby when an overdose occurs."

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