Drug and Alcohol
Administrative error on custody and control form (CCF): The CCF for a pre-employment U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) test mistakenly indicates the test was conducted pursuant to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) authority. The form should have indicated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) authority because the employee is a commercial driver’s license (CDL) driver. Does this procedural error require the employee to have another pre-employment test?
Multi-modal random testing: How does an employer carrier determine which U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) random testing pool an employee is subject to when the employee performs safety-sensitive functions subject to the random testing requirements of more than one DOT agency (e.g., Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA))?
Random alcohol testing: A commercial driver’s license (CDL) driver is selected for a random drug test and the employer notifies the driver to be tested. The driver has not just performed, is not performing, and will not be immediately performing a safety-sensitive function. The collection site instructs the driver to submit to a random drug test and a random alcohol test. The driver tests positive for the random alcohol test. Should the driver have been tested for alcohol? Is the driver required to undergo the return-to-duty process before performing safety-sensitive duties as a result of the positive alcohol test?
Commercial driver’s license (CDL) schools and student drivers: Is a person attending a truck driving school, who does not yet have a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or CDL, required to complete the return-to-duty process if the student tests positive on a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) pre-employment test at the school?
Drug and alcohol program applicability: My company purchased a large tow truck that is 26,001 lbs. or more gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). We do not currently employ any drivers who possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The vehicle has only been driven a few times by a family friend, who is not an employee and has driven the vehicle as a favor absent any compensation. Does our company need a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing program to test this occasional driver?