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Which CCF forms have changed?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently made two key changes to DOT-regulated Custody and Control Forms (CCF), which is pertinent to those using paper forms. The first change is the addition of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) state and number. The second change is that the new form accommodates the future use of oral fluid (saliva) specimens for DOT testing. More information can be found on our article "DOT-Regulated CCF Changes You Need to Be Aware Of".

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Which CCF forms have changed?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently made two key changes to DOT-regulated Custody and Control Forms (CCF), which is pertinent to those using paper forms. The first change is the addition of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) state and number. The second change is that the new form accommodates the future use of oral fluid (saliva) specimens for DOT testing. More information can be found on our article "DOT-Regulated CCF Changes You Need to Be Aware Of".

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