The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies for 2022. DOT Agency 2022 Random Drug Testing Rate 2022 Random Alcohol Testing Rate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA] The random rates did not change for 2022. Because the random rates did not change, FMCSA is not [...]
Instructions for Completing the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form for Urine Specimen Collection
When an employee submits to a urine drug test, the following specific steps must be followed by the collector. These are for Federal collections, but are generally followed for non-DOT tests a well. A donor who does not cooperate with the process may be considered to have refused to test. Download PDF here: DOT-Collection-Instructions When [...]
Q3. Random Testing Selection Period: A driver that was selected in the first quarter but was tested on April 4. Is the motor carrier in violation for not testing the driver in the selection period they were selected, since the first quarter selection runs from January 1 to March 31? Also, does this random test [...]
Question 1: If a driver refuses to sign a statement certifying that he or she has received a copy of the educational materials required in §382.601 from their employer, will the employee be in violation of §382.601? May the driver’s supervisor sign the certificate of receipt indicating that the employee refused to sign? Guidance: The [...]
Drug testing detects the presence of drugs and drug metabolites using cutoff levels to determine whether a specimen tests positive or negative for the use of a specific drug. A cutoff level is a threshold. If the concentration of a drug is above the cutoff, it is a positive result. If it is below, it [...]
Drugs 5 Panel Non DOT 10 Panel Non DOT 10 Panel + Exp Opi 5 Panel DOT "Like" 5 Panel DOT Amphetamines (Including Meth & MDMA) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Cocaine ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Phencyclidine ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Marijuana ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Opiates (Heroin, Codeine, Morphine) ✔ [...]
What are the drug testing requirements for DOT-regulated employees who were furloughed or laid- off during the pandemic? Without a "negative" pre-employment drug test result, an employer may not permit a prospective or current employee to perform any DOT safety-sensitive functions. In many ways, you treat it the same way seasonal employers do. Federal Motor [...]
We are a small company. Do we really need a Consortium/Third Party Administrator (C/TPA)? Can we manage our company’s drug and alcohol testing program ourselves?
There are no rules or regulations stating that you cannot run your own DOT drug and alcohol testing program. However, there are so many regulatory requirements — such as a policy, a certified MRO, Reasonable-Suspicion training for supervisors, Post-Accident training, etc. — that it is often difficult for a small company to manage its own [...]
The company owner was selected for Random drug and alcohol testing. He only drives occasionally and says he does not need to go. Can I send an alternate?
No. Any employee who is available to drive must be in a Random testing program and must report for testing when selected. By regulation, an alternate cannot be substituted. If he does not report for testing when instructed to, this is a Refusal to Test and must be reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse. He does [...]
Yes. The only time an individual is not allowed to drive his/her CMV to the collection site is for Pre-Employment or Reasonable-Suspicion testing. You’ll want to confirm the collection site has appropriate parking facilities, of course.