Owner of Drug and Alcohol Testing Company Suspended by FMCSA
On February 5, 2016, Andy Garr, owner of Compliance Services of East Texas, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) registered drug collection company, was suspended for appearing to make false statements to a government agency. The suspension was based on OIG and FMCSA investigations, and a pre-trial diversion agreement Garr entered into with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Tyler, TX.
DOT-OIG’s investigation found that Garr collected numerous drug testing samples from Rapid CDL, a Truck Driving School, affiliated with Panola College, Carthage, TX. He indicated he would be sending them to a lab for testing and to a medical provider for review prior to returning the results to the school. Our investigation disclosed that Garr never sent the samples to be tested; he instead forged the results using the letterhead from the lab and falsified the doctor's signature. An inspection by FMCSA discovered the scheme.
Garr’s suspension is temporary pending the outcome of FMCSA debarment proceedings.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with assistance from FMCSA.
Note: Exclusion actions (suspensions and debarments) are frequently for a specific period of time and the System for Award Management (Sam.gov) should be consulted to find whether a company is currently excluded.