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What Happens If You Fail a DOT Drug Test

What Happens If You Fail a DOT Drug Test?

Nov 29, 2019

We get this question from both employers and drivers: What happens if you fail a DOT drug test? What if it happens to your best driver? Failure of, or refusal to take a DOT drug test means immediate removal from all safety sensitive duties. In order to continue driving, the employee must go through the…

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Drug Testing with Legal Marijuana

Drug Testing In a Legal Environment for Marijuana

Nov 26, 2019

In January, Illinois will become one of the 11 states that will allow for the legal use of recreational marijuana.  While Illinois has allowed the use of medical marijuana for some time the list of qualifying diseases has kept the market limited.  That will all change in January when anyone over the age of 21…

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Registration Info

The FMCSA Clearinghouse: Get Registered Now

Oct 17, 2019

As you’ve read in our previous posts, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA)’s clearinghouse database is going live in January 2020. In order to help employers and drivers get prepared for that, registration is now open. That means you can get your company and your employees registered today. Drivers, you should also get signed up…

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Drug Testing Resources for Lawyers - TrueTest Labs, Elk Grove Villae, IL

New: Drug Testing Resources for Attorneys

Oct 8, 2019

TrueTest Labs has long been a trusted partner with law firms and attorneys when it comes to court ordered drug testing. As part of that partnership, we have created a page of resources for lawyers, including a blank court order for drug testing, a downloadable list of drug categories and brand names, and a full…

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What employers need to know about the FMCSA Clearinghouse - DOT

Employers and the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Aug 22, 2019

The FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol clearinghouse is a database that keeps records on all commercial drivers, including those with learning permits. The goal is to provide up to date information to government agencies and employers in order to maintain safety on the roads and protect others from those with drug and alcohol violations.  What Employers…

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Get Your Prenatal DNA Test

Prenatal DNA Test: Getting a DNA Test While Pregnant

Jul 25, 2019

In an era where nearly 40% of all births are to single mothers, one way to empower these moms is through prenatal DNA testing. Getting a DNA test while pregnant helps the single mother-to-be feel at ease, knowing who the father is. Can a Paternity DNA Test Be Done During Pregnancy? A sometimes uncomfortable but…

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On-site Mobile Drug Testing by TrueTest Labs

We Come To You: Mobile Drug Testing Services

Jun 20, 2019

Mobile drug testing services are available for groups of employees or on-the-spot testing for individuals. Employers often have drug testing policies that require regular or random drug tests. On-site testing makes that easier, less disruptive and more cost effective for employers. It can also help in a pinch when there’s an incident that requires an…

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Hair Testing for Legal or Family Court Purposes

Hair Testing for Legal or Family Court Purposes

Jun 10, 2019

Court ordered drug tests often come up in family law, especially around child custody and visitation issues. These tests can be ordered as part of the proceedings and for ongoing, random testing. One of the best methods for drug testing is with hair. Why? The advantages of hair testing for legal and court-ordered testing include:…

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DOT Drug Testing at TrueTest Labs

A Failed DOT Drug or Alcohol test for FMCSA: Now What?

May 5, 2019

DOT Drug Testing is serious business, and both drivers and employers need to understand what’s at stake with these tests. Even a refusal to take a test will put a driver in the return-to-duty protocol to get back on the road. Therefore, it’s important for both parties to understand what is involved. Starting in January…

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Does CBD show up on a drug test? - TrueTest Labs, Chicago

Does CBD show up on a drug test?

Apr 1, 2019

No. CBD will not show up on a drug test. Tests for cannabis (marijuana) look for THC, the active compound in pot. However, there are things that can cause a false (or not so false) positive test result. Let’s take a look at it can affect drug testing. What is CBD? Why are people using…

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