For safety and compliance, operators of trucks in the United States have a responsibility to comply with DOT and FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing. For small trucking companies and bus companies looking for an all-in-one solution, Goat Moves Drug Testing offers a turnkey program for fast and easy compliance.
What are the Requirements for FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing?
DOT FMCSA compliance for drug and alcohol testing is comprised of certain requirements, including:
- Written Policy
- Supervisor Training and employee education
- Pre-employment drug testing
- Random drug & alcohol testing random pool or consortium
- Post accident, reasonable suspicion, follow-up and return to duty testing
- Substance Abuse Professional
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How Do You Know If You’re Required To Follow FMCSA Regulations?
According to FMCSA, anyone operating a vehicle requiring a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, is subject to the drug testing regulations set forth by the FMCSA. This includes all vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating more than 26,000 pounds. It also includes any vehicle that is placarded for the transport of hazardous materials as well as any vehicle designed to carry 16 or more passengers.
Some state laws also require a CDL for the legal operation of other types of vehicles, such as limousines, taxis and buses designed to carry less than 16 passengers. These drivers are not subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.
Any employee who operates or is expected to operate, even occasionally, a vehicle that requires a CDL is defined as a driver for purposes of DOT drug and alcohol testing. This includes dispatchers, supervisors, mechanics, fill-in drivers, and anyone else who operates a CMV meeting the criteria despite his or her job title.
FMCSA DOT testing programs must include drivers from staffing services or owner-operators who drive vehicles under the carrier’s U.S. DOT number. Even if the carrier does not sign their paychecks, it is still responsible for their safety compliance.