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  • New DOT Guidance during COVID-19

    April 06 , 2020 11:04 am
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    The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy and Control (ODAPC) has issued a Statement of Enforcement Discretion for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) with regard to face-to-face SAP assessments and evaluations as outlined in 49 CFR §40.291, §40.293, §40.307 and re-qualification timelines outlined in 49 CFR §40.281(d).

  • Some positive news to keep us moving forward in COVID-19 pandemic

    April 06 , 2020 08:51 am
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    By: Jeff Della Rosa. Talk, Business, and Politics

    Lowell-based carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced Monday (March 23) it will offer a one-time, $500 bonus to drivers and employees in field operations and customer facilities that support the drivers who have kept freight moving in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The bonuses will cost between $13 million and $14 million and be given to about 23,000 employees, said Brad Delco, vice president of finance and investor relations for J.B. Hunt.

  • Five reasons why flatbed shipping is on the rise

    April 02 , 2020 08:57 am
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    By: Kayla Matthews, FreightWaves

    In recent years, the flatbed freight sector has seen a massive increase in demand. It’s so high that at times, trucking companies have had to delay shipments and deliver slower performance – they’re inundated with orders.

  • Alcohol, medicinal marijuana sales spike amid coronavirus pandemic

    April 01 , 2020 12:22 pm
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    By: Lowell Melser, WBAL TV

    Maryland's alcohol and medicinal marijuana businesses are booming amid the coronavirus pandemic as many residents spend a lot of time at home.

  • DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

    March 31 , 2020 12:17 pm

    DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

  • Does a Failed DOT Drug Test Go on Your Record?

    March 26 , 2020 09:25 am
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    By: ASAP

    Since the early 1990s, the Department of Transportation has used drug and alcohol testing to monitor safety-sensitive transportation employees. This ensures that pilots, truck drivers, mass transit operators, and other professionals operate in a drug-free and alcohol-free environment. If you have recently gone through drug and alcohol testing, you may wonder, "Does a failed DOT drug test go on your record?" The short answer is yes, but that does not mean you are without options. Read on to learn how DOT positive test results are reported.

  • Will CBD Oil Make You Fail a Drug Test?

    March 13 , 2020 03:34 pm
    CBD oil and marijuana

    By: ASAP

  • COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

    March 13 , 2020 12:37 pm
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    By Dr. Nora Volkow

  • Life after a Failed DOT Drug Test in Texas

    March 03 , 2020 01:10 pm
    Texas star

    By ASAP

    The US Department of Transportation requires drug and alcohol testing for safety-sensitive positions, ranging from CDL drivers to flight attendants and beyond. These testing programs are designed to protect the public safety. If you have recently failed a DOT drug test in Texas, you are still be eligible to return to work if you work with a DOT qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) to complete the Return-To-Duty steps to restore your career.

  • Kratom Included in Areas of Concern in Trends Report

    March 03 , 2020 08:16 am

    By Gary A. Enos

  • FMCSA Clearinghouse snares 8,000 violations since January startup

    March 02 , 2020 10:11 am
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    John Gallagher, Freight Waves

  • Reminder for SAPS: Register to Receive Driver Designation Requests

    February 20 , 2020 10:54 am

    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

    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

    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

    By Associated Press

    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

    By Transport Topics

    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

    By John Gallagher, Freight Waves

    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

    By Transport Topics

  • Cannabidiol and drug tests

    January 10 , 2020 12:50 pm

    By Nicole Jupe, Quest Diagnostics

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

    January 09 , 2020 09:29 am

    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

    By Robert Preidt, US News

    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

    By John Gallagher, Freight Waves

    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

    Query Plans Now Available for Purchase

  • FAA Updates DroneZone

    November 05 , 2019 08:45 am

    Upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) DroneZone now allows recreational flyers to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace where the 

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