The DOT, along with FMCSA, adopted regulations requiring commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators required to maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to be tested for alcohol and drugs. While you can hire various service agents to collect specimens, conduct laboratory analyses, medically review lab results and determine test outcomes; you cannot delegate your responsibility to comply with all applicable requirements and procedures of 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 382.
This means that you are responsible for all actions of your employees, representatives, and agents (including service agents) in carrying out the requirements of the DOT agency regulations.
Employers can be held responsible for service agent errors and resulting civil penalty actions for noncompliance.
At VLocity Group we maintain a DOT-compliant Random Drug Testing Consortium that focuses on carriers. In order to help with the rising costs in the trucking industry, we have collected information from the FMCSA that will give you all the training that you need to meet the minimum requirements for this training.
The first step is watching this video.
Continue your education by going to the following links:
- Overview of Drug and Alcohol Rules for Employers
- When are test administered?
- Which substances are tested?
- What are the testing procedures?
- What if my driver fails or refuses a test?
- What are my training responsibilities?
Once you have completed these steps you can complete this form.