What are requirements for a drug testing policy for a trucking or bus company?

The DOT, along with FMCSA, have regulations requiring commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators required to maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to be tested for alcohol and drugs

Part 382.601 provides for Policy Components Required by the FMCSA Controlled Substances and Alcohol Rule, these requirements include: 

  1. Overview
  2. Categories of Drivers Subject to Testing
  3. Participation as a Requirement of Employment
  4. Required Hours of Compliance
  5. Prohibited Behavior
  6. Circumstances for Testing
  7. Behavior That Constitutes a Refusal to Submit to a Test
  8. Consequences for Drivers With an Alcohol Concentration of 0.02 or Greater but Less Than 0.04
  9. Testing Procedures
  10. Consequences of the Use of Controlled Substances and the Misuse of Alcohol
  11. Identity of Contact Person
  12. Effects of Alcohol and Controlled Substances 

Detailed information on the above 12 policy requirements can be found at: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/drug-alcohol-testing/implementation-guidelines-alcohol-and-drug-regulations-chapter-3