APWU: FMCSA Waives Regulations that Includes PVS CDL Holders in Response to COVID-19

April 29, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, there is a high public need for transportation professionals. In response, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), recently announced a waiver from certain regulations applicable to all interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to…

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APWU: DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for CDL Holders

Congress creates a “Clearinghouse” impacting MVS Operators with CDLs By notice dated, February 20, the USPS informed APWU of its compliance with a recent act of Congress which has established a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database providing employers, state licensing agencies, and enforcement officers with real-time information about commercial…

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APWU: USPS Warns Employees of CBD Impacts on Drug Testing

USPS Warns Employees to “Use caution when considering whether to use CBD products” On February 20, the MVS Division received a general interest notice regarding the Department of Transportation’s announcement concerning the use of Cannabidiol products. In pertinent part, the letter states, “DOT requires testing for marijuana and not CBD. However, the use of CBD…

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USPS OIG Report: HCR Contracting Practices and Conflicts of Interest

Objective Our objective was to determine if the U.S. Postal Service’s Highway Contract Route (HCR) contracting practices, including avoidance of conflicts of interest, are in compliance with Postal Service policies and procedures and in line with industry practices. What the OIG Found We found that the Postal Service’s HCR contracting practices were not always in…

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Coming Soon: An open database of every U.S. address

By Greg Otto – September 28, 2015 The Transportation Department is in the very early stages of trying to build the first publicly accessible database of the geographical location of every address in the country. “The first responder community is going to be the biggest beneficiary,” said DOT Geographic Information Officer Steve Lewis, noting that…

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APWU: Who Qualifies as a ‘Medical Officer’ with Authority to Sign CDL Health Cards?

Web News Article #: 003-2015 01/10/2015 – The APWU has received clarification from the Postal Service regarding who qualifies as a “medical officer” with authority to sign Department of Transportation health cards for postal employees with Commercial Driver’s Licenses. The APWU sought clarification of management’s policy in an Oct. 23, 2014, letter, which noted, “It…

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