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Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination: Random Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing

July 13, 2020

On March 13, 2020, the President declared a national emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b), related to the effects of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is aware that the motor carrier industry continues to experience operational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. As the Nation engages in Read More

Collection Site Closures

March 27, 2020

Collection Site Availability Updates: Last Revised- 9/17/2020 applya is committed to updating you as soon as we are aware of a collection site notice of limited hours, capacity and service limitations.  Please check this blog regularly for new updates.  We recommend a phone call to the collection site to ensure the availability of the service Read More

DOT FMCSA Guidance COVID-19

March 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation responded this morning with this guidance in support of continued efforts to keep safety as the highest priority: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/compliance-with-dot-drug-and-alcohol-testing-regulations   Read More

Collection Site Vendors and COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Please be advised that Patient Service Centers (PSCs), collection sites owned by LabCorp and Quest laboratories do not collect specimens to test for COVID-19.  PSCs are still collecting for any other service. Click here for the LabCorp Announcement Click here for the Quest Announcement Concentra locations are not providing physical fitness tests (PFT) currently per CDC guidance. Read More

How is random drug testing affected by COVID-19?

March 17, 2020

  How is random drug testing affected by COVID-19?   DOT has not released any guidance in regards to the coronavirus and random testing.  The expectation is still to meet the minimum % rates per DOT agency. Per the CDC you want to ensure the safety of all your employees. We understand right now may Read More