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CMS Welcomes Visitors

“A deal is not where one person takes advantage over another for profit. A deal is where both people feel as if they received a fair value and are looking forward to repeating the same deal tomorrow and the next day.” – Larry Burgess Visitors are not uncommon on the...

TIDA Conference Recap

The T.I.D.A. [Trucking Industry Defense Association] Conference was unique. It is ‘the other half’. What does that mean? The ‘first half’ is CMS - we assist our clients in hiring, qualifying, and keeping the best drivers. We base this on negative drug screens, a...

TIDA Advanced Seminar: Expect the Unexpected

QUESTION:  What do you call 50 lawyers in a room with 50 trucking claims analysts, and two CMS guys? ANSWER:  The 2017 TIDA Advanced Seminar TIDA [Trucking Industry Defense Association] is a twenty-four year old nonprofit association devoted to sharing knowledge and...

DOT Drug Tests: Painkillers

At CMS, we have the discussion about DOT drug tests, and whether or not they look for painkillers, on a regular basis. Here is a quick overview: Do DOT Drug Tests look for painkillers? No. Why not? Because the wheels of government move slowly. But I thought DOT tested...

What is a consortium and why do people need it?

What is a consortium and why do people need it? Drug and Alcohol Testing are one of the many regulations motor carriers must follow.  Every driver must have a Pre-Employment Drug Screen.  Post-accident testing must follow very specific criteria.  Random drug and...