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? [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Drug test, yes. Alcohol test, no. Since drug use is prohibited at all times, you can conduct random drug tests at any time. But Random alcohol tests must be conducted just before, during or after a driver has performed safety-sensitive functions (e.g., drive). Wait until a regular work day to [...]
Explain to him/her that random selections are generated from an unbiased computerized selection program. As such, every employee in the testing pool has an equal chance of being selected during each selection period. Some employees are selected multiple times during the calendar year, while others may not be selected at [...]
No. The employee who was randomly selected must be tested. You cannot get an alternate selection or send another employee simply because an individual has been selected multiple times. The DOT regulations require it and the integrity of your random drug testing program depends on it.