Online recordkeeping offered for drug testing

An online recordkeeping platform is said to improve the accuracy of Dept. of Transportation mandated drug and alcohol testing, as well as physical exams, for truck drivers

An online recordkeeping platform is said to improve the accuracy of Dept. of Transportation mandated drug and alcohol testing, as well as physical exams, for truck drivers.

CCP Connect, being offered by Comp Care Partners, allows all medical information from the DOT exam to be electronically entered by a registered medical provider through a password-protected system.

“DOT medical exam recordkeeping is fraught with unintentional inaccuracies,” said Samuel J. Perez, president. “Over 40% of exams have illegible or incomplete entries, opening carriers to the liability of hiring unqualified drivers. CCP Connect remedies these, and several other problems inherent with handwritten DOT exam long forms.”

The software utilizes a DOT-approved format, forms and instructions to guide the medical providers through the data collection process. Entries cannot be skipped or entered illegibly, ensuring 100% completion of all information necessary for a DOT Certificate to be issued, the company said.

CCP Connect stores records for fleets, which must keep exam records for up to five years.

“Accessibility of driver medical exams is another CCP Connect advantage,” said Perez. “Previous DOT examinations will be available for review by the medical providers administering current tests. This is important because unfortunately drivers do not always give consistent information from one exam to the next.”

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