Companies That Must Comply with FMCSA Drug Testing Regulations

As a trucking company, how do I know if I am required to be in compliance with FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing? Not every employer that operates trucks is required to follow these regulations for drug and alcohol testing.

Motor carriers that meet the criteria below are required to comply with FMCSA 49 CFR Part 382 – Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing.

Compliance is required when you or your employees hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or similar license issued by Mexico or Canada, and operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) in any state on public roads..

A CMV is defined as a vehicle:

  • with a gross vehicle weight rating/gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight rating/gross combination weight of 26,001 or more lbs, or
  • designed to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver), or
  • of any size that is used to transport hazardous materials which require the vehicle to be placarded

Failure to comply with Part 382 can results in violations and fines ranging from $250.00 per violation to $10,000.00.

This is a safety program, are you in compliance?

National Drug Screening, Inc can offer you a turnkey affordable solution.  Our process is easy and simple and will not take up much of your time.  Our compliance specialists are standing by to assist you, call now at 888-843-4545.

Same day service is available for enrollment into our consortium random pool for owner operators and smaller motor carriers.

More information at:


Owner Operator Program – DOT
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