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Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF) Expiration Date Extended through August 2021

The currently-used United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal chain of custody form for recording specimen collection and drug testing of federally-regulated employees was due to expire at the end of August 2020. However, HHS/SAMHSA has extended the expiration date and is allowing continued use of the current CCF through August 31, 2021.What Specimen Collectors Need to […]

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Department of Transportation Re-qualification Training Guidance Announced – Certified Training Solutions Can Help!

PUBLIC NOTICE:  On June 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) has issued extended guidance relating to re-qualification training requirements for certain service agents in the DOT drug and alcohol testing process. Service agents affected include breath alcohol technicians (BATs), […]

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Breathalyzer Care & Cleaning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During this time of the Coronavirus pandemic and concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19, Certified Training Solutions would like to pass along breathalyzer-care information from the manufacturer of Alcovisor devices, such as the Jupiter, Mercury, and Mark V: “… we want to help ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy while using of our products.As […]

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DOT Coronavirus Guidance for Drug & Alcohol Testing

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued guidance relating to Federal testing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The published guidance may be found here: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/compliance-with-dot-drug-and-alcohol-testing-regulations Essentially, the DOT is allowing a bit of leeway to covered/regulated employers that may not be able to meet Federal drug and alcohol testing requirements according to the 49 CFR Part […]

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2020 DOT RANDOM TESTING RATES PUBLISHED

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced drug and alcohol random testing rates for calendar year 2020.  The new rates are available on our website at: https://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/current-dot-random-drug-and-alcohol-testing-rates.htmlThe only major change for 2020 is an increase in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) random drug testing rate, which has increased from 25% to 50%.Covered/regulated employers are […]

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse Introduction

Certified Training Solutions has posted a new Newsletter article regarding the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse. FMCSA-regulated employers are required to register for the Clearinghouse and begin using it January 6, 2020. Medical Review Officers (MROs), Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs), and C/TPAs will also need to register to enter mandatory information regarding commercial motor […]

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FMCSA Military Driver Programs Will Make it Easier for Military & Veterans to Become CDL Drivers

Certified Training Solutions is pleased to share the news from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in support of our veterans with its Military Driver Programs. More details may be found at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/commercial-drivers-license/military-driver-programs Certified Training Solutions APPRECIATES OUR MILITARY and VETERANS. Thank You for your service!!

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What are the DOT requirements for Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors?  Learn the answer NOW in this FREE, on-demand webinar

Free On-demand Webinar posted today:  Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors-Training Requirements under the DOT (FMCSA, FRA, etc.) Watch the webinar hereor on Youtube at: youtu.be/znMmY2q2JeE This free, 10-minute webinar will teach you what the Department of Transportation [DOT] training requirements for supervisor reasonable suspicion (drug & alcohol use awareness) are.  This training video covers the mandated training […]

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