If you're a motor carrier subject to DOT testing requirements, you have to create written policies.
Tom Bray - Industry Consultant - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
October 23 , 2020
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If you’re a motor carrier subject to DOT testing requirements, you have to create written policies. And if you operate commercial motor vehicles that require a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you are subject to the requirements.
At a minimum, a DOT drug and alcohol policing must contain the following items, which can also be found in §382.601(b).
It's required to provide a copy of these materials to every driver before the start of DOT alcohol and controlled substances testing, including your new hires and employees transferring into positions that are considered safety-sensitive. You also need to give your policy to owner-operators, staffing service drivers, and contract workers — not just employees on your company’s payroll.
The regulations (§382.601(d)) also require that drivers sign a statement certifying they have received the information. A copy of this signed receipt must be saved.
Read about drug and alcohol program management requirements in our Drug & Alcohol Compliance Brief. Or talk with a compliance specialist about how the Encompass® Platform can help you manage every aspect of your alcohol and drug program.
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