Background Check Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

“Over the past five years, market share concentration has marginally increased due to some consolidation among leading industry firms,” says Blau. For instance, Sterling Infosystems’ 2011 acquisition of Axciom’s background screening business doubled the market share of one of the larger firms in this industry. Likewise, Symphony Technology Group acquired industry major player LexisNexis in 2013, forming First Advantage, one of the largest global screening analytics and identity solutions providers.

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Random Drug Tests Before End of Year

Question: Why is it important to get my random drug tests in before the end of the year?

Answer: Since you are a member of a Consortium all testing must be completed before the end of the year so the Consortium’s computer system can tally the Consortium Data for the year.

If testing is not completed before the end of the year then ALL clients in the testing pool are out of compliance if we don’t meet the required percentages.(c) You must report the result as provided in § 40.161 .

Year End

The year is finally coming to an end; time just seems to fly by faster every year. We at AADT have a few reminders that you should always have in mind when the year closes.

Final Quarter Random Notifications:

Please make sure to test all drivers right away and get all documentation over to us so it can be documented in our system. If a person is no longer with the company then make a notation on the random notification over to us so we can remove the driver/person and the system will select an alternate if there is one to select. Any person who will be out for more than 30 days should be removed from your list of active drivers. Read more

DOT Inspectors Cracking Down on Drug Testing Evasion

The importance of responding to a random notification and testing in a timely manner should not be ignored. The consequences to the driver for not following protocol can be career ending. As the administrator of the program for our clients, we are required to keep documentation of all notifications mailed out and all communication from clients regarding notification. DOT inspectors will call to verify information and enrollment when they are performing compliance reviews, safety audits, or terminal inspections. Read more

AADT Receives Hundreds of Calls Due to Deceptive Ads

DOTscamAADT Receives Hundreds of Calls Due to Deceptive Faxes, Emails And Text Messages from Unscrupulous Competitors

A few months ago, we warned our members and clients that certain drug testing consortiums are utilizing illegal and highly deceptive marketing schemes to virtually scare people/AADT clients into doing the wrong thing.

In general, these companies utilize one page letters or notices sent via email, fax, junk mail and even in text messages. They contain headings like: COMPLIANCE NOTICE or FINAL NOTICE, images of government buildings and barcodes, along with Federal DOT #XXXXXX, and threating code sections etc. It’s all a scam! Read more

Marijuana’s Potency & Therapeutic Value

By Bill Current

In each issue, The Truth About dispels the myths that are commonly circulated about marijuana, its effect on the workplace, and its place in society.

Getting high or getting well-the proponents of legalizing marijuana claim that using pot can do both without harm to the user or society. But is that the truth? Read more

HHS Issues Request for Info on Hair Specimen Testing

In late May the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the potential use of hair specimens for federally-mandated drug and alcohol testing. This is the first official step to review hair testing as a potentially viable part of federal drug testing programs. Read more

California Lawmakers Stall Roadside Test for Drugged Drivers

An Assembly committee has rejected making California one of more than a dozen states that allow police to conduct roadside testing for marijuana and other drugs.

The bill, AB 1356, by Republican Assemblyman Tom Lackey of Palmdale, would have allowed police to use a device similar to Breathalyzers used to chart blood alcohol levels. However, these devises detect drugs in the driver’s system. Read more

HHS Issues Request for Info Regarding Hair Specimen Testing

In late May the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the potential use of hair specimens for federally-mandated drug and alcohol testing. This is the first official step to review hair testing as a potentially viable part of federal drug testing programs. Read more

What Employees Need to Know

What Employees Need to Know About DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing (English)

Employee Handbook

This publication was produced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to assist safety-sensitive employees subject to workplace drug & alcohol testing in understanding the requirements of 49 CFR Part 40 and certain DOT agency regulations. Nothing in this publication is intended to supplement, alter or serve as an official interpretation of 49 CFR Part 40 or DOT agency regulations. This publication is for educational purposes only (English Version).

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Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What Employers Need to Know

ODAPC Revises
What Employers Need to Know about DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Handbook

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) has updated the “ What Employers Need to Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing ” guidelines, also known as the “Employer Handbook.”

Last revised in October 2010, this new version can be viewed HERE

A summary of changes made to the “Employer Handbook” can be found on the last page of the booklet.

Click here to view the US DOT ODAPC’s guide, What Employers Need to Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

Spring is the Season of Scams

We have been notified by our clients that they have been receiving bogus Compliance Notification Letters on their FAX machine. They are puzzled as to why they are receiving the letter.

The reason is pretty simple — they are being scammed by at least a couple of shady operators who think posing as a federal compliance agent is a smart marketing tool. Read more