HireRight 2021 Global Benchmark Report U.S. Transportation Spotlight

2021 Benchmark: U.S. Transportation Industry Spotlight

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Employers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) were profoundly impacted by the pandemic of 2020. The impact in this vertical was a bit different than other sectors of our economy with motor carriers showing the most significant differences. Some motor carriers, particularly those who supported last-mile shipments (shipments to peoples’ homes) grew in […]

Marijuana + COVID-19 Concerns in the Workplace: How to Effectively Navigate Drug Testing

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers are faced with significant challenges when trying to maintain safe working conditions and administer drug-free workplace initiatives. In some states, cannabis and alcohol sales have hit record highs, as people are trying to find ways to alleviate ongoing stress and anxiety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Is Your Company Ready for California’s New COVID-19 Protection Requirements?

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California tends to be a trendsetter as it pertains to employment law, and in a recent vote, the California Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Board unanimously approved new “Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations.”  These will go into effect within a few days after approval by California’s Office of Administrative Law. Major Requirements This new regulation really […]

A Look at the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Numbers & How it Relates to Year-End Queries

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a long-needed tool for regulated employers to help them identify drivers who are prohibited from performing safety-sensitive duties based on drug and alcohol program violations or test refusals. The Clearinghouse also helps facilitate drivers who violate these rules to receive the required Substance Abuse […]