FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing

Why? Why does my business have to have a drug and alcohol program? How do I find the FMCSA drug and alcohol testing regulations. Can I just sign up for a service just before my inspection. No one will ever know.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has the responsibility for making sure drug and alcohol regulations are followed by those businesses subject to their regulations. Those include trucking, airlines, railroads and bus companies. Lets look at some of FMCSA’s handling of those who decided to not follow the regulations.

Docket Number: FMCSA-2014-0472

Violation of 49CFR 382.301 (a)  Using a driver before the motor carrier received a                                                                                                                                negative pre-employment drug test

Violation of 49CFR 382.305      Failing to implement a random controlled substances and/or alcohol testing program

Civil Penalty $10,860.00

Docket Number FMCSA-2015-0035

Violation of 49CFR 382.301 (a)  Using a driver before the motor carrier received a                                                                                                                                negative pre-employment drug test

Violation of 49CFR 382.305      Failing to implement a random controlled substances and/or alcohol testing program

Civil Penalty $10,860.00

Docket Number FMCSA-2015-0130

Violation of 49 CFR 391.51(a)  Failing to maintain driver qualification file on each driver employed

Violation of 49 CFR 395.8(K)(l) Failing to preserve driver’s record of duty status supporting documents for six months

Violation of 49 CFR 396.11 (a) failure to require the driver to prepare a driver vehicle inspection report

Civil Penalty  $6,960.00

Docket number FMCSA-2015-0079

Violation of 49 CFR 391.15(a) using a disqualified driver

Civil Penalty $6,420.00

Those are serious fines. Being in compliance with the regulations may seem like a daunting task. If you need help. please call us at Compliance Associates, Inc. 530-241-2099 or 866-844-0661. Or you can contact us through this web site.

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FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing was last modified: July 30th, 2015 by Compliance Associates