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When was the last time you took a serious look at your company’s drug testing policy? How often does your company update your policies? The drug testing world is constantly changing and evolving in today’s world—which means that your drug testing policy should also be...


What exactly is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Title VII and how do they apply to you? The EEOC was established to provide guidelines in order to help employers make fair, informed hiring decisions. They are responsible for enforcing federal...

DOT Employment Verifications – Now Online!

Just because something worked in the past doesn't mean you should use it now. DOT Employment Verifications are stuck in 1995. Check out Blueline's new SPHRR (verification) platform and see how you can save a TON of time and hassle. You are going to LOVE it. No more...

Clearinghouse: Adding A USDOT Number

The FMCSA has updated the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to allow employer to link their Clearinghouse accounts with their FMCSA Portal accounts. This will enable employers to associate Clearinghouse activity (reporting violations, conducting queries, purchasing query...

DOT Guidance Regarding COVID-19

This guidance document sent out by the Department of Transportation provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).   We, as a...

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...

A Look Back: 2019’s Big Legal Decisions and Changes In Screening

As we look back on 2019, there were a lot of new employment laws and legal decisions that have started reshaping the ways employers evaluate, hire, and manage employees. We’ve listed some of the more notable changes that occurred in 2019 below. Please make sure that you’re up to date with your own area’s changing […]

National Safety Council’s Position on Marijuana in the Workplace

The National Safety Council (NSC) has added some clarity to a hazy situation with marijuana use and employers. To date, 33 states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws in some form, with 11 states legalizing recreational use. But where does this leave employers? And where does the National Safety Council stand […]

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 levels, check out our previous blog post that covers […]

FMCSA Increases Random Drug Testing Rate to 50%

Dear Blueline 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 of a carrier’s drivers. This new program change will be effective […]

Clearinghouse Information

Clearinghouse Information

Dear Blueline Clients, DOT changes are coming and we are here to help you navigate the new requirements that begin in January. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is finally releasing its centralized database that tracks drug and...

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃  We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this week. For your convenience, we have included our upcoming holiday hours for this week and the upcoming month of December. 11/28 - We will be closed on...

New Referral Program

New Referral Program

Who could use a little extra cash this time of year? Please help us spread the employment screening love by referring friends and associates to Blueline Services. As a holiday season THANK YOU, you'll get a $50-$200 Amazon gift card for every referral that...

FCRA Compliance: 613 Letters

FCRA Compliance: 613 Letters

Background screening compliance is a growing national issue. As the industry matures and evolves, so do the rules, regulations and best practices. In January, Blueline Serivces will implement a new notice called the “613 Letter” for all clients. This is...