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Scott Mogensen

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About Scott Mogensen

Scott Mogensen manages Foley's Drug and Alcohol testing program. He has 11 years of experience in drug and alcohol testing and is an expert in DOT drug & alcohol compliance issues. As a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (C-SAPA), he holds the highest credentials available for a program administrator.
10 03, 2017

Q&A: DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

MARCH 10, 2017 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires Random Drug & Alcohol Testing for anybody who operates vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or Combination Weight Rating of at least 26,001 pounds; who operates vehicles that can transport at least 16 passengers including the driver; or who transports hazardous materials [...]

14 02, 2017

Understanding Your Pre-Employment Drug Testing Requirements

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 - Most FMCSA-regulated business owners understand that drivers “have to take a drug test.” And although pre-employment drug testing is a relatively uncomplicated procedure, there are specific requirements that must be met. What is a Pre-Employment (PE) Drug Test? This is the initial urine drug screen that should be given after you [...]

31 01, 2017

Understanding the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

JANUARY 31, 2017 - The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, mandated by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill of 2012, went into effect this month, with full compliance effective three years later in January 2020. But what does this new regulation mean for employers?  And how will their pre-employment requirements [...]

26 01, 2017

Synthetic Opioids May be Coming to Your DOT Drug Testing Panel

On January 23, the Department of Transportation published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register that proposes some amendments to the current DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing requirements. Specifically, the DOT is looking to broaden the testing of opiates to include synthetic opioids. Traditionally, the five-panel test includes “opiates,” specifically codeine, morphine, and [...]

2 12, 2016

Breaking News: FMCSA Releases Final Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

DECEMBER 2, 2016 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its final rule on the long-anticipated Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse today. First proposed in February 2014, the new rule will establish a central database where employers and government officials can view the drug and alcohol testing information for all commercial drivers in the United States. [...]

10 11, 2016

Questions about Legalized Marijuana? Here’s What You Need to Know

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 - The nation saw some substantial changes to the state laws surrounding the use of marijuana this week. However, these results will have no effect on truck drivers regulated by FMCSA as marijuana continues to be illegal at the Federal level. This Tuesday, nine states asked their voters to address the legalization of [...]

4 08, 2016

An Overview of Hair Follicle Drug Testing

Below is an excerpt from our new ebook, "Are You Ready for Hair Follicle Drug Testing?" AUGUST 4, 2016 - As more trucking companies look to reduce drug use among their drivers, hair follicle testing is becoming an increasingly popular way of screening candidates. The reason, is that unlike urinalysis, which shows only two to [...]

28 06, 2016

New Railway Rules to Enhance Safety

JUNE 28, 2016 - Although safety measures have significantly improved since the golden age of rail, railway workers still face a dangerous work environment that is fraught with numerous potential safety hazards. (As has been made clear following several recent high-profile accidents around the world.) In an attempt to better protect those working on or [...]

22 06, 2016

How the Drug & Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse Will Affect You

JUNE 22, 2016 - In February 2014 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a proposal to establish a Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for all truck and bus Commercial Driver License (CDL) drivers. The goal is to help the FMCSA and motor carriers to more easily identify CDL drivers who previously had a [...]

15 06, 2016

5 Steps to Starting a Drug-Free Workplace Program

JUNE 15, 2016 - Most DOT-regulated businesses who employ individuals that perform safety-sensitive functions (such as driving trucks or buses) understand that they are required to implement a Drug & Alcohol Testing Program that includes Pre-Employment and Random Drug Testing. But what about non-DOT regulated employees such as yard workers and office personnel? Many companies [...]