"I just wanted to tell you Thanks for all of the help and standing by during the Surprise Visit that we had by D.O.T... I was pretty confident that there would be no issues, but it always helps to have a back-up just in case. There were no writeups at all in our Drug Testing Program or for the company, in general, as a whole."
"I simply could not do my job without their service. Great service in all aspects!"
"Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District would like to recommend the services offered by ITI. They have cleaned up our drivers records, told us what to keep and what not to keep in Drivers Files. ITI does an annual drivers record check for us. ITI also has us in a quarterly random drug and alcohol testing program. They do a real good job for us."
"I have appreciated ITI so much the past four years. Having been new to transportation everyone has been so great in helping me whenever I needed help. I appreciated Mr. Fehrman coming to my office to explain D.O.T. audits, among other things, that I was uncertain about. I also appreciate Nick's help on drug and alcohol tests."
"Just a quick note to say how very satisfied I am with the service provided by ITI. The feature I appreciate the most is the personal service and attention to detail. Many companies offer drug testing and all of the services so vital to our industry. ITI does it on a personal level that far exceeds the competition."
"I would like to say that ITI has been very gracious about early AM time slots when we have them come to our business for drug testing. They always conduct themselves in a very professional manner."
"I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how pleased that our corporation is with the job that ITI has done for us in all the years that they have serviced Greenwood Schools. We have been with Indiana Testing since the evolution of drug testing for Bus Drivers. If I ever need them to come down for random or post-accident drug testing, they would be here as soon as we called."
"Our inspection went great! He had very few recommendations beyond what we expected! He spoke very highly of ITI and felt that I would be in great hands with you guys! I will finish up organizing what we need to do and touch base with you this summer. We are looking forward to the picnic you all are sponsoring next week! Thanks for all your help!"
"Thanks for all your efforts and all the little things you do in working with NOW Courier. They do not go unnoticed. I consider ITI an important strategic partner of ours to help navigate thru the constant regulation changes. I have been pleased with the level of service from you and all of the ITI staff. I look forward to a long term relationship as well as continuing to grow our business together."
Next week, FMCSA will publish a final rule extending the requirement for interstate commercial drivers to have paper copies of their medical examiner’s certifications with them when operating a commercial motor vehicle. An advance copy of the rule has been posted to FMCSA’s website. This requirement will stay in effect until January 30, 2015. This requirement applies to any drivers with either a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or the commercial learner’s permit (CLP) who must be medically certified under 49 CFR part 391. Please note that drivers are still required to certify their status (e.g., interstate or intrastate, exempt or non-exempt) with the State Driver License Agency (SDLA) agency before January 30, 2014 and to provide the SDLA a copy of any new medical certificate received after January 30, 2012
Please go to FMCSA’s webpage at: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/rulemakings/rule-programs/rule_making_details.aspx?ruleid=468 for more information
The FMCSA has issues a report to Congress stating that the minimum level of financial responsibility for CMV's is too low to meet the cost of serious accidents. FMCSA's analysis shows that in crashes that cause serious injuries, medical care can exceed $1 million dollars. The agency has begun the rulemaking process to further evaluate the appropriate level of financial responsibility. One of the outcomes would be increasing insurance minimums to better meet the reality of accident and injury costs. That wouls almost certainly mean that carriers can expect to pay more for insurance in the future.
If you are a CMV driver, you already need a valid medical certificate signed by a medical examiner. The only change is that AFTER MAY 21, 2014 you will nedd to go to a certified medical examiner for your medical certificate. If you have already had an exam and have a current certificate that certificate will be valid until it's expiration date. You can find certified medical examiners in your area-or anywhere in the country-easily by going to the National Registry Website at www.nationalregisrty.fmcsa.dot.gov.
With the new upcoming regulation change (May 21, 2014), employers and drivers may be asked medical questions regarding their CDL licenses.The FMCSA is responsible for ensuring highway safety.By requiring that medical examiners only qualify those drivers that meet specific physical exam requirements, they are helping to ensure that only medically sound drivers are operating CMV's.The FMCSA is also requiring that all medical examiners perfoming CDL physicals be tested, registered, and listed on the NRCME(National Registry of Certifed Medical Examiners).
Drivers can help expeditie their CDL exam process by bringing the following information: