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Implementation Guidelines for Alcohol and Drug Regulations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction     1-1

  • Purpose and Scope of These Guidelines     1-1
  • How To Use These Guidelines     1-3
  • Other Resources     1-4
  • Sources of Additional Information and Other Published Documentation    1-9
  • FMCSA Service Centers     1-13
  • FMCSA Division Offices     1-17
  • Terms and Definitions     1-21

Chapter 2: Regulatory Overview     2-1

Drivers Waived From Obtaining a Commercial Driver's License     2-17

Chapter 3: Policy Development and Communication     3-1

Example of a Certificate of Receipt     3-15

Chapter 4: Education and Training     4-1

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol and Controlled Substances Use     4-7

  • Detection Periods     4-9
  • Alcohol Fact Sheet     4-11
  • Amphetamine Fact Sheet     4-17
  • Cocaine Fact Sheet     4-21
  • Cannabinoids (Marijuana) Fact Sheet     4-25
  • Opiates (Narcotics) Fact Sheet     4-29
  • Phencyclidine (PCP) Fact Sheet     4-33

Chapter 5: Types of Testing     5-1

  • Pre-Employment Testing     5-1
  • Reasonable Suspicion Testing     5-7
  • Post-Accident Testing     5-10
  • Random Testing     5-13
  • Return-To-Duty Testing     5-19
  • Follow-Up Testing     5-20
  • Proficiency Testing     5-20

Terms and Definitions     5-27

  • Flow Charts     5-29
  • Random Testing Pools     5-39
  • Manual Random Sampling Technique     5-43
  • Sample Forms     5-51
  • Release of Information Form     5-53
  • Release and Documentation of Pre-Employment Testing Information     5-55
    by Applicant/Driver Required by Part 40.25(j)
  • Controlled Substances Test Results Notification Form     5-56
  • Pre-Employment Urinalysis and Breath Analysis Consent Form     5-57
  • Pre-Employment Verification 382.301(c)(1)     5-58
  • Alcohol and Controlled Substances Accident Testing Report     5-59
  • Random Testing Documentation Form     5-61
  • Observed Behavior-Reasonable Suspicion Record     5-65

Chapter 6: Controlled Substances Testing Procedures     6-1

  • Specimen Collection     6-2
  • Laboratory Testing     6-11
  • Medical Review Officer     6-12
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)     6-18
  • Collection Site Checklist     6-25
  • Driver Specimen Collection Checklist     6-35
  • Terms and Definitions     6-39
  • Sample Custody and Control Form     6-45

Chapter 7: Alcohol Testing Procedures     7-1

  • Obtaining Program Services     7-1
  • Alcohol-Related Conduct     7-12
  • Dry Run of the Program     7-13

Conforming Products List

  • Alcohol Screening Devices     7-19
  • Evidential Breath Testing Devices     7-20
  • Evidential Breath Tester Calibration Devices     7-25
  • Breath Alcohol Testing Form     7-29
  • Terms and Definitions     7-37

Chapter 8: Employee Assistance Programs, Rehabilitation, and Treatment     8-1

  • Employee Assistance Programs     8-2
  • Rehabilitation and Treatment     8-12

Sample - Request for Bid for Employee Assistance Program Services     8-17

Chapter 9: Administration     9-1

  • Recordkeeping     9-1
  • Documentation     9-2
  • Confidentiality     9-3
  • Testing Laboratory Procedures     9-5
  • Annual Calendar Year Summary     9-6

Record Retention Checklists     9-13

Chapter 10: Joining a Consortium     10-1

  • Advantages of Consortia     10-2
  • Additional Considerations in Establishing Consortia     10-5
  • Types of Consortia     10-6
  • The Importance of Your Consortium Contract     10-8
  • How To Explore Consortia Further     10-11
Last updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014