Corra Group Readies to Provide the New Electronic Chain of Custody Forms for Trucking Groups in Need of DOT Drug Testing

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Corra Group is preparing to provide to its trucking clients the new DOT electronic chain of custody form that has been recently approved by the Department of Transportation.

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"The new electronic CCF will make it much easier for our trucking clients to send their drivers for DOT Mandated Drug Testing,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis.

As drug testing facilities move forward with the new electronic drug testing format approved by the Department of Transportation, last April, Corra Group is preparing to provide its trucking and transportation clients with the new DOT approved electronic chain of custody forms. The DOT Amendment will expand its definition of chain of custody forms, or CCF’s, to include both paper and electronic forms. This groundbreaking amendment is posted and detailed in the April, 2015 edition of the Federal Register.

“This is great news for trucking companies,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “The electronic CFF’s will greatly facilitate a trucking and transportation company in its ability to order drug tests on its drivers to meet the DOT Compliance Mandates.”

Basichis pointed out the new DOT Chain of Custody Form will go a long way to eventually replacing the more conventional five-pare CCF that has for decades been used as the necessary documentation for all workplace drug testing, for the end-to-end process of drug test ordering, specimen collection, and the documentation of the final drug testing results. He noted the electronic CCF will convey the same information concerning the employer, donor, collector, Medical Review Officer, and the resulting specimen information.

“Corra Group has long been partnered with Quest Diagnostics for conducting DOT regulated drug testing,” said Basichis. “Quest Diagnostics expects that their online electronic interface process will gain approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Laboratory Certification Program early in 2016. As soon as approval is granted, Corra Group will be able to offer the new electronic drug testing program to all of its trucking clients.

“The new electronic form will make it much easier for our clients to send their drivers for DOT Mandated Drug Testing,” said Basichis. “Instead of having to physically hand them or mail them the five-part paper chain of custody form, our client can order the drug test online. This is especially handy when the driver is on the road or located in a remote area where delivering the drug form that he would take to the collection site is awkward at best.”

Basichis suggested that the electronic CCF will go a long way in ensuring better data entry and legibility and fewer mishaps on the part of the collection sites. He noted the new program will be more streamlined and more efficient, overall.

“In addition to DOT mandated drug testing, Corra Group offers full service products and background check packages for its trucking clients, including Motor Vehicle Records Searches, or MVRs,” said Basichis. “The driving records return for most states in sixty seconds, and soon the drug testing will be conducted as well with a lot less difficulty. Our clients will be spending less time on compliance regulations and more time on growing their businesses.”

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