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How to Select Your Occupational Health Provider

Running a successful business involves taking risks–some calculated, some based on pure intuition and many out of your control. One of the uncontrollable factors that impact your business in a major way is the health of your employees.  Even if you have safety standards and wellness programs in place, you […]

Choosing Your Occupational health provider

Medical Examiner Forms Deadline

What CDL Drivers & Employer Can Expect with the New DOT Medical Forms

In 2015, the Department of Transportation issued new Medical Examiner Report Forms and Cards for the CDL physicals.  While they were intended to be mandatory on December 22 2015, the active date for the new forms has been extended until April 20, 2016. This extension has been implemented to ensure […]


Why Your Company Should Join a Drug Consortium

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is lowering the random drug-testing rate for commercial motor vehicle drivers. For 2016, the random drug-testing rate has been lowered to 25%, resulting from a provision in each DOT’s agency’s drug testing rule. The rule gives DOT the discretion to lower the testing rate to […]

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What Does a Medical Review Officer Do?

In the field of occupational medicine, a Medical Review Officer or MRO plays a critical role during the employee drug screening process. The MRO is a licensed physician who works directly with the lab and employer throughout each step of the process. They ensure the data and results gathered during […]


Changes to Medical Reports for CDL Drivers

Changes to Medical Reports for CDL Drivers Taking Place December 22, 2015 Beginning December 22, 2015 the  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created new Medical Examiners Certificates and Medical Examination Reports for CDL drivers. Many changes on the forms are for the physicians, but the are a few things […]

Changes for CDL Driver medical examination forms

Drug Screen FAQ

Answers to Your DOT Drug Screen Frequently Asked Questions

Drug screening is an important part of the hiring process. It is also required by anyone seeking their DOT CDL license. While the need for drug screening is widespread, there are some frequently asked questions regarding drug screens that we are asked throughout the process. To help you, here are […]


5 Surprising Conditions That Can Impact a DOT CDL Physical

The DOT Physical is one of the most important qualifications for any CDL driver. It ensures both the safety of the CDL holder and the other drivers who share the road. There are basic medical requirements all drivers must meet, including: 20/40 correctable vision, meaning the driver can wear eye […]

Surprising Conditions for DOT Medical Exam

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The Biggest Mistake Companies Make When Hiring DOT CDL Drivers

Drug testing is an important component of the hiring process. Failure to conduct a pre-employment screen violates federal regulations; however, when companies inquire about our consortium services, 80% of them do not have a pre-employment drug screen on file. We are always surprised to hear that an employer does not have […]


10 Must-Know Qualifications for Selecting a DOT Consortium

Many employers we speak to understand the importance and necessity of drug testing their drivers. However, many do not know where to start because the implementation of a drug misuse program can be a huge undertaking for companies of any size. A successful and compliant drug program involves strategic planning, […]

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How to Establish a Wellness Program for Your CDL Drivers

The Health Issues Plaguing Truck Drivers The United States has over 7 million truck drivers on the roads, most of whom are obese and plagued by diabetes, hypertension, pre-hypertension along with other diseases. According to a recent article in Corporate Wellness Magazine, the prevalence of these diseases is at least 50% higher compared […]