A Guide to the FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Rules

As announced December 27, 2019, by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), efforts have been doubled to ensure employers in the trucking industry are ensuring their drivers’ drug and alcohol compliance. Employers now must perform twice as many random drug and alcohol tests of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and must query the FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to check the records of current and prospective drivers for any drug or alcohol violations and compliance with return-to-duty requirements. The Department of Transportation (DOT) established drug and alcohol testing requirements for all safety-sensitive transportation positions in 49 CFR Part 40, requiring a five-panel test for controlled substances.


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