Court Closures With COVID-19
Court Closures With COVID-19

Dear Clients, Due to the national disruption of COVID-19 and the subsequent impact on court systems there may be some reporting delays accessing court records in some states and counties. As of this morning, 14 states are affected (with mostly isolated/individual closures), with more possible in...

Department of Transportation DOT CBD Notice - How CBD can be used in the workplace safety-sensitive postions that are federally-mandated - Total Reporting Blog Drug Testing Industry News
Department of Transportation CBD Notice

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released a notice yesterday concerning CBD use within DOT-regulated positions. We have included part of that notice for you below: We have had inquiries about whether the Department of Transportation-regulated safety-sensitive employees can use CBD products.  Safety-sensitive employees who are subject...

Meth Is Back and 'Uglier Than Ever' Total Reporting Drug Testing and Background Checks
Meth Is Back and ‘Uglier Than Ever’

There is a new wave of meth abuse sweeping the country that has police, parents, and employers shifting their focus from opioid abuse to methamphetamine. Ohio in particular has seen a staggering jump in meth usage over the past couple of years. The Ohio High-Intensity Drug...

Reminder: Changes to Federal Drug Testing and Alcohol Forms - DOT Clearinghouse Consortium FMCSA - Total Reporting Background Checks and Drug Testing Company Blog
Reminder: Changes to Federal Drug Testing and Alcohol Forms

This is a reminder for any federally-regulated drug testing clients that changes have been made to the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Forms (CCF) and Alcohol Testing Forms (ATF). Old forms allowed the use of either a driver's social security number (SSN) or employee identification...

Indiana Bill Could Expand Daycare Background Check Requirments - Total Reporting Background Checks and Drug Testing Blog - Get Started Today
Indiana Bill Could Expand Daycare Background Check Requirements

House Bill 1246 was just unanimously passed through the Indiana House of Representatives. If the bill is signed into law, it would require all workers at licensed daycares to undergo criminal background checks. Currently, only those who have direct contact with children are required to undergo...

CBD and Drug Testing - cannabidol oil affecting my drug test? drug testing policy in the workplace for medical marijuana - with Total Reporting background check and drug testing company
CBD and Drug Testing

With CBD growing in popularity throughout the country, we've received an increasing number of inquiries about CBD and how this may affect your drug testing programs. To see more detailed information on the difference between CBD and THC as well as current state legislation on CBD...

FMCSA Increases Random Drug Testing Rate to 50% - Random Management for DOT Drivers in our DOT Consortium - Total Reporting Background Check and Drug Testing Company
FMCSA Increases Random Drug Testing Rate to 50%

Dear Total Reporting Clients, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced yesterday that they will be increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (with CDLs) from the current rate of 25% to 50% of the average number...

Hair Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) complete Drug Testing Compliance - Hair Testing vs. Urine testing. Total Reporting Blog
Hair Testing FAQs

While urine testing is the most common method for workplace drug testing, hair testing is regarded by many as the best indicator for repeated drug use. Hair testing allows for a much larger “detection window” of up to 90 days (unlike urine) which helps eliminate...