Yes, as long as the ID has been expired for one year or less. DOT offers guidance in the preamble to the oral fluid final rule, 88 Federal Register 27605 (May 2, 2023): “[T]he issue of employees using expired forms of identification at the collection site has been an ongoing problem. As we have advised [...]
§383.3 - Applicability Guidance Q&A Question 2: Do mechanics, shop help, and other occasional drivers need a CDL? Guidance: Yes, if the vehicle is a CMV and is operated or test-driven on a public highway. Read more Are Occasional Drivers Required to Drug Test?
When an employee is subject to the drug and alcohol testing rules of more than one DOT agency, which DOT agency’s random testing rate applies?
If an employee performs safety-sensitive functions that would subject him to the DOT testing programs of more than one DOT agency (e.g. FMCSA and PHMSA), the employee shall be subject to random alcohol and/or controlled substances testing at the annual percentage rate established for the calendar year by the DOT agency regulating more than [...]
From the DOT Publication Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing. “Is the boss singling me out? I just did a random last month? Joe, never gets tested? I don’t think this thing is random at all!” Those are not uncommon concerns among some safety-sensitive employees, and many employers have been challenged in [...]
From the DOT Publication Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing. It is the best practice for an employer to document everything on the entire random testing process. This includes the numbers, names drawn, dates and times of notification, dates and times of collections, why a selected employee was not tested during a [...]
From the DOT Publication Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing. When an employee is notified, he or she must proceed immediately to the collection site. Contrary to the urban legends circulating among some employees, immediately does not mean two hours. Immediately means that after notification, all the employee’s actions must lead to [...]
From the DOT Publication Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing. Every employee should be discreetly notified according to your company’s policy, but random testing must also be conducted in strict confidence with a limited number of people having knowledge of the selection list. Why? Because it helps maintain the element of surprise. [...]
From the DOT Publication Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing. Let's see what happens if an employee is not available for random drug testing. Best Practices For Random Drug Test If an employee selected for testing is known to be unavailable during the selection cycle (legitimate extended absence, long-term illness, etc.), document the [...]
Find out how often should random testing take place from the DOT Publication Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing. What makes random testing so effective is the element of surprise. While employees know they will be tested, they are never quite sure of when, so random selections and testing should be performed at [...]
Interested in how are employees selected for random testing? Find out the details from the DOT Publication Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing. Everyone in a random testing pool must have an equal chance of being selected and tested in each selection period. Be sure to use a scientifically valid method to select [...]