For safety and compliance owner operators of trucks in the United States have a responsibility to comply with DOT and FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing. For small trucking companies and bus companies National Drug Screening offers a turnkey program for compliance fast and easy.
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According to FMCSA, anyone operating a vehicle requiring a commercial driver's license, or CDL, is subject to the drug testing regulations set forth by the FMCSA. This includes all vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating more than 26,000 pounds. It also includes any vehicle that is placarded for the transport of hazardous materials as well as any vehicle designed to carry 16 or more passengers.
Some state laws also require a CDL for the legal operation of other types of vehicles, such as limousines, taxis and buses designed to carry less than 16 passengers. These drivers are not subject to DOT drug & alcohol testing regulations.
Any employee who operates or is expected to operate, even occasionally, a vehicle that requires a CDL is defined as a driver for purposes of DOT drug and alcohol testing. This includes dispatchers, supervisors, mechanics, fill-in drivers, and anyone else who operates a CMV meeting the criteria despite his or her job title.
FMCSA DOT testing programs must include drivers from staffing services or owner-operators who drive vehicles under the carrier's U.S. DOT number. Even if the carrier does not sign their paychecks, it is still responsible for their safety compliance.
At National Drug Screening our services include free ongoing consultation for the small trucking companies and bus companies. Our drug screening compliance experts become your consultant for the FMCSA drug and alcohol testing requirements.