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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Surprising Conditions for DOT Medical Exam

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 […]

BWC Basics: What You Need to Know About A Physician of Record (POR)

When an employee is injured on the job, it is critical that all steps are taken to manage their BWC claim correctly. After the incident occurs, an injured employee may see any doctor for the first visit. After the initial visit, they must select a BWC-certified provider as their physician of record (POR). Common […]

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Biggest mistake hiring cdl drivers

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

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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 […]

Trivalent vs Quadrivalent Flu Vaccinations: Which One Should You Get?

What is the difference between the trivalent and quadrivalent flu vaccine? One of our most frequently asked questions about the flu shot is the difference between trivalent and quadrivalent flu vaccinations. Traditionally, flu vaccinations have been trivalent, meaning it protects again three different flu viruses. The strains of virus the […]

Selecting the flu shot that is right for you

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Why the Right Medical Provider is the Most Crucial Part of BWC

From an injured worker’s perspective, the most important component of injury treatment beyond the emergent care of the injury is finding a BWC provider who is acutely aware of BWC protocol and whose office staff takes care of BWC patients on a regular basis. Evaluating a Medical Provider Practices in which the […]