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Knowledge is power in preventing substance misuse and abuse

The substance abuse epidemic continues across the United States, with one in four Americans reporting that they have used illicit drugs. According to the 2022 United States National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): 46.8 million (16.7%) Americans (aged 12 and...

DOT Safety Alarm: Potential changes to marijuana restrictions may result in unintended serious safety concerns for the US traveling public.

Courtesy of American Substance Abuse Professionals AP News reports that the US Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify  marijuana as a less dangerous drug. Reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug creates medical and...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, the United States has observed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The workplace is a key venue for promoting mental wellness and awareness about when and how to help someone who is experiencing emotional distress.  In recognition of Mental Health...

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What happens when a DOT employee has a testing violation recorded in the FMCSA Clearinghouse and then changes modes?

What happens when a DOT employee has a testing violation recorded in the FMCSA Clearinghouse and then changes modes?

|By David Perlman, BA, NCAC II, SUDP, EAPIt is not uncommon for an individual to make a career change to another DOT mode of transportation. Transit operators may become truck drivers, merchant mariners may become railroad operators. Also, some employees hold dual...