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Federal Custody and Control Form

As most of you are aware, the Federal Custody & Control Form changed to a new version as of June 30th. The new form no longer has a check box for DOT as a testing authority. The hyphen after DOT has been removed as well. The Collector is still required to...

10 Steps for Alcohol Testing Readiness

Are your BATs prepared for alcohol testing – at a moment’s notice? For the average service provider, the majority of workplace collections are urine specimens for drug tests, not breath specimens for alcohol. That makes it easy to lose focus on your preparedness to...

Part 40 Rule Changes

On November 13, 2017, the DOT Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy and Compliance issued a final rule which harmonizes 49 CFR Part 40 with the revised Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Mandatory Guidelines established for drug & alcohol testing of federal...

The What, When, and How of Air Blanks

Some of our commonly asked questions have to do with air blanks: what they are, when to conduct them, and how. Here are the answers to those burning questions: What is an air blank? An air blank, or blank check, is a test to insure there is no alcohol present in the...

Is a BAT Completion Certificate Required by DOT?

DOT does not obligate Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT) to have a BAT completion certificate, but they do require the technicians to successfully complete certain requirements. These requirements are detailed in 49 CFR Part 40.213 as well as in the DOT Model Course,...

Ten Tips for a Successful Audit

An audit by a DOT Operating Agency can be initiated in various ways. It may be a random event or DOT could be actively investigating. Some operating agencies (e.g. FAA) have regularly scheduled audits with larger employers. Service Agents generally get audited because...
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