DOT Regulations FAQ

At Transportation Compliance Service, we get quite a few questions regarding who is required to join and participate in DOT Compliance drug and alcohol testing. We have compiled a few of our most common questions below. If you do not see your question listed below, please feel free to contact us at any time.

What are the Federal Requirements for CDL Drug and Alcohol Testing? In 1990 the United States Department of Transportation began requiring all commercial vehicle operators to take drug tests. In 1995, DOT began requiring CDL holders to also be alcohol tested. These regulations can be found at 49 CFR Part 382.

What Drivers Are Covered? All CDL drivers who operate a commercial vehicle, whose gross vehicle weight (GVW) exceeds 26,000 lbs. Also, drivers who transport hazardous material of any kind or transports 16 or more passengers are required to be a part of a drug and alcohol testing program.

What Types of Test Are Required? All CDL drivers are subject to tests for pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable cause, random and return to duty drug and alcohol testing.

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