DOT authorizes any individual who has received training specified in 49 CFR § 40.33 to act as a urine collector, and in § 40.35 to act as an oral fluid collector, except in the following situations:The immediate supervisor of a particular employee must not act as the collector when that employee is testedAn employee who [...]
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 [...]
The short answer to the question "are occasional drivers required to drug test" is Yes. All drivers that operate a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in 49 CFR §382.107, which requires a driver holding a commercial driver’s license, are subject to the Drug and Alcohol testing requirements in 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382. (See [...]
Historically, the DOT’s regulation required the MRO to report your medication use/medical information to a third party (e.g. your employer, health care provider responsible for your medical qualifications, etc.), if the MRO determines in his/her reasonable medical judgement that you may be medically unqualified according to DOT Agency regulations, or if your continued performance is [...]
Summarized from 49CFR Part 40) and adapted to non-DOT collections. We model DOT protocols for all collections. The collector may terminate the process at any point if the donor does not cooperate. No one is forcing you to remain at the collection site. If you leave after beginning the process, it is reported as [...]
Summarized from 49CFR Part 40) and adapted to non-DOT collections. We model DOT protocols for all collections. The collector may terminate the process at any point if the donor does not cooperate. Urine drug tests require either 30 or 45ml of specimen. If a donor is not able to produce sufficient specimen, the shy bladder [...]
Summarized from 49CFR Part 40) and adapted to non-DOT collections. We model DOT protocols for all collections. The collector may terminate the process at any point if the donor does not cooperate. Temperature Out of Range Drug Test Urine specimens are expected to be between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If below 90 or above [...]
It is not uncommon for people to try to defeat a drug test, either by substitution or adulteration. Substitution simply means they smuggle in someone else's urine, or synthetic urine. Adulteration means they add an adulterant to their specimen which can make it invalid. To prevent this from occurring, sometimes an observer accompanies the individual [...]