Ahh, the despised pre-trip inspection. Most drivers dislike them. Many overlook them completely. Despite how much drivers dislike the pre-trip inspection they have to do every day, it’s an integral part of the job. A pre-trip inspection can be the difference between filling up a tire before you start driving or having a blowout on the road and potentially causing a dangerous accident.
You may have heard about the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and the sheer volume of drivers who have been sidelined since its implementation in early 2020. In fact, you can even look at Clearinghouse monthly reports and see why drivers received violations (including which substance was identified in their system when they failed a drug test).
So you’ve failed a random Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test or alcohol screening and you’re trying to figure out what to do next. You’ve come to the right place. Maybe you feel like you’ve made a terrible mistake. Maybe you know you need to get help. Maybe you’re scared that you’ve ruined your chance in the trucking industry. Regardless of how you’re feeling, your focus shifts to your next step and figuring out if there’s anything you can do to stay in the truck industry.
Safety Noun. — the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk or injury. Do you consider yourself a safe truck driver? Well, let’s see what your Compliance, Safety and Accountability score has to say about that. Do you know what your score is? Your CSA score is used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to identify high-risk motor carriers and drivers.