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What are some key items to be aware of in a DOT FMCSA audit of a drug testing program?

There are four items many trucking companies miss on their DOT audits or new entrant safety reviews.  National Drug Screening can assist with compliance on these items.

Written Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy – FMCSA regulation Part 382 specifically requires that employers have a written policy that is distributed to each driver. 362.601 – Employer obligation to promulgate a policy on the misuse of alcohol and use of controlled substances. 

Employee Education – FMCSA regulation Part 382 specifically requires that each employer shall provide educational materials that explain the requirements of this part and the employer’s policies and procedures with respect to meeting these requirements. (382.601(a).

Supervisor Training – FMCSA regulation Part 382 specifically requires each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use.     

Online training is always available on demand for employee education and supervisor training for reasonable suspicion.

Random Testing – all DOT regulated employers must have a random testing pool either a stand-alone pool or a consortium pool. The random testing program must be operated according to DOT rules and best practices.  For more information on Random Testing:

DOT Best Practices for Drug & Alcohol Testing

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