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DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

This guidance document provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We, as a Nation, are facing an unprecedented public health emergency that is straining medical resources and altering aspects of American life, including the workplace. The Nation’s transportation industries, which are not immune to the impacts and disruptions resulting from the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, are playing a vital role in mitigating the effects of COVID-19.

DOT Guidance on Compliance with Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

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2022 Agency Random Testing Rates

The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies for 2022.

NOTE: Employers (and C/TPAs) subject to more than one DOT Agency drug and alcohol testing rule may continue to combine covered employees into a single random selection pool.

USCG covered employees may be combined with DOT covered employees in drug testing pools even though the USCG is now part of the Department of Homeland Security.

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Started January 6, 2020

Beginning January 6, 2020, the FMCSA Clearinghouse became operational. “The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give employers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. The Clearinghouse will contain records of violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions in 49 CFR Part 382, Subpart B, including positive drug or alcohol test results and test refusals. When a driver completes the return-to-duty (RTD) process and follow-up testing plan, this information will also be recorded in the Clearinghouse.”

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Online Reports Yes or No

If your current service provider provides online reports, should you enroll? What are some of the security and privacy implencations?

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Five Instant Test Devices We Like

There are many variations of instant testing devices for both drug and alcohol testing. Here are some we like to use.

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How To Watch Live Stream Today

In order to watch the live stream today about NEW RULES you will need Microsoft TEAMS. The download link will be sent to everyone that registered 1 hour prior to the Live Stream. See you then.

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