New Guidance from Albany Labor Department
NY’s Labor Department has released new guidelines on recreational cannabis use in the State. Here is what you need to know:
· Employers are banned from testing employees for cannabis unless they are visibly high on the job
· Smelling of marijuana, or other observable signs that do not indicate impairment are not grounds for a test
· Employers are still allowed to ban possession of marijuana on the job site
· Employees required to be tested under federal and state law will still be tested for marijuana
^^THIS APPLIES TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVERS^^
“Not Legal Federally”
Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act was signed into law by New York State, however it is still “Not Legal Federally”, so employees needing to do Federal Drug Testing & or/Drug Free Workplace requirements have to still comply with the specific requirements.
Cannot Use Marijuana
• The new law doesn’t prohibit Marijuana testing, but it is now illegal to discriminate against the legal use of Marijuana. Employers can be exposed for Marijuana discrimination.
• A positive test can still be of value to the employer
For more information, see > Here <
(Make Copies and Put into Each Truck)
ALL Trucking & Passenger Carriers who Travel Interstate or Internationally
(Private, For Hire or Exempt)
FMCSA CLEARINGHOUSE HAS BEEN FIXED
TRANS-COM© IS NOW SHOWING UNDER THE C/TPA
What is Visify?
Reasonable Suspicion Supervisory Training is mandatory for any company that falls under the USDOT Federal Drug & Alcohol testing program. The purpose of this training is to enable supervisors to determine whether suspicion exists to require to undergo testing.
Are you Receiving a Standard Carrier Alpha Code
(SCAC) Renewal Notice?
They Expire Yearly on June 30th
Do you need a SCAC Code?
What is a SCAC Code? Do you Qualify?
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is a system that assigns unique two-to-four letter codes to transportation companies for identification purposes. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) developed the SCAC identification codes in the late 1960s to facilitate computerization in the transportation industry. It is for Customs entry, when doing business with many shippers, on rate tariffs filed with regulatory agencies, government bills of lading and on bids for government traffic.
Questioning why You received a SCAC Code Renewal Notice?
If it is from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, it is valid. Be careful, if it is not, it could be a SCAM! It is possible that a SCAC code was gotten at one-point in time last year, either because of crossing the border or maybe someone in the company applied for it not knowing that they did not really need it.
~The more you know~
Not all motor carriers are required to possess a SCAC code, and the DOT, or any other government agency, will not shut down or fine a carrier simply because the motor carrier is not in possession of a SCAC code. There are no regulations requiring compliance with SCAC documentation and registration.
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm