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Let the professionals at DISA help! ‘Ask DISA’ gives employers an opportunity to ask the employee screening questions they need answered. DISA’s industry experts will reach out shortly after they research and answer each question.

Most Recent Questions

How often am I required to pull an MVR on my CDL drivers?

Under FMCSA regulations, an employer must request a pre-hire MVR in all states where a CDL license was held within the previous 3-year period, and then annually as part of the employee’s annual review process.

Category: DOT Compliance

How long is a background check good for access to a consortium owner site?

In most cases, a background check is good for two years. You should check with the contractor's employer for a specific owner’s time frame.

Category: Background Screening

On a hair test and oral fluid panel/test certificates, does CBD fall under cannabinoids?

On a hair test and oral fluid panel/test certificates, does CBD fall under cannabinoids?
YES – Currently, CBD is not listed as an independent substance on any testing panel. DISA drug test (urine, hair, saliva) will screen for THC or cannabinoids.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Can DISA report to the Clearinghouse for me?

Employers must designate DISA as their C/TPA in the Clearinghouse and let us know they want us to report on their behalf so we can update their settings in DISAWorks.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Are social security numbers (SSNs) required to run a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)?

Requirements to run an MVR can vary by state and can include a SSN, Driver's license number, employee name, date of birth, etc.

Category: DOT Compliance

How can an employer apply for the FMCSA Under-21 Non-Military Pilot Program?

"Currently, 49 states and the District of Columbia already allow 18 to 20-year-old CDL holders to operate CMVs in intrastate commerce—meaning under-21 drivers may currently drive within state borders, such as from Houston to El Paso or from Miami to Tallahassee." Additionally, the FMCSA proposed a new under-21 commercial driver pilot program for interstate commerce in 2020 that is still pending "thoughts and opinions", which can be found on their website: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-proposes-new-under-21-commercial-driver-pilot-program. A similar program was launched for military members in 2018 and was proposed two years earlier before officially launching.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

It is said that you would have to take CBD in 1000-2000mg doses for it to show up on a test and the fact that THC products are not regulated, and the dosing could be off. Is that true for everyone, or do some clients get to decide their threshold?

There is no test for CBD, DISA’s tests will screen for THC or cannabinoids. Any test that screens for THC or cannabinoids is going to report findings for THC or cannabinoids that exceed the panel thresholds (levels). The origin of the substance will not be considered by the Medical Review Officer (MRO). DISA’s non-DOT corporate policy offers clients the option to customize testing panels.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

On a hair test and oral fluid panel/test certificates, does CBD fall under cannabinoids?

YES – Currently, CBD is not listed as an independent substance on any testing panel. DISA drug test (urine, hair, saliva) will screen for THC or cannabinoids.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing