Drug Programs


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

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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 […]


Surprising Facts About Employee Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a widespread problem, affecting all classes of people and infiltrating all types of workplaces. In fact, of the 20 million adults who have been classified as having drug dependence issues, approximately 12 million were employed full time. For employers, substance abuse is extremely costly due to high […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Drug Screen FAQ

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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, […]

Selecting DOT Consortium

Hire the Right CDL Driver

How to Select the Right Truck Driver for Your Business

The shortage of quality drivers has plagued the trucking industry for years and has been attributed to several factors. Business growth, retiring drivers and fewer young people choosing a career in commercial driving are a few, however, driver turn over seems to be the most harmful to companies. How to […]


Everything You Need to Know About Employee Drug Screens

Substance and alcohol abuse can potentially cost businesses between $7,000 and $15,000 per year as substance abusers typically have more sick days, lower productivity and are at a higher risk for causing or being involved in work-related accidents. While many employers understand the importance of proper drug screening of their workers, there […]

Drug Testing FAQ