NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Does your employer have a policy on employee use of cell phones while driving?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results

FMCSA warns carriers about ‘aggressive’ marketing to sell training

September 7, 2011

Tags
  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently issued an alert warning motor carriers about certain companies using “aggressive” marketing techniques to sell supervisor training for the agency’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

“FMCSA is not familiar with these companies nor the training they are offering,” the agency said in the alert. FMCSA did not elaborate on the marketing tactics being used or the names of the training companies.

Supervisors of commercial driver’s license drivers are required to take 60 minutes of training on symptoms of alcohol abuse and controlled substance use.

FMCSA warned carriers that the agency does not certify trainers or training companies, and does not pre-approve curriculum. It is up to individual employers to ensure the training they purchase meets the appropriate guidelines.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.