• Henry Seaton

White House clears final rule on drug testing clearinghouse

A final rule to establish a central database for verified positive controlled substances and alcohol test results for commercial driver´s license (CDL) holders – as well as those who refuse to submit to testing – could be published any day now as the White House Office of Management and Budget on October 31 completed its review of the rule. Under the rule as proposed, employers of CDL holders and service agents would be required to report positive test results and refusals to test into the clearinghouse. In addition, prospective employers acting on an application for a CDL driver position would, with the applicant’s written consent, be required to query the database before hiring.

Avoid legal pitfalls

Rules of the Road offers practical help on avoiding legal pitfalls in working with customers, independent contractors, insurers, factoring companies, etc.

Many serious legal risks will go unnoticed unless you are watching for them. Don't take chances.

 Although successful food haulers already employ the common sense steps required in FDA's new transportation rule, declaring your compliance can help you stay competitive for spot-market freight.