DOT Releases 2018 Random Testing Rates

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the DOT completed the updates to the Drug and Alcohol testing regulations.

FAA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA and USCG remain at 25% for drug testing, while PMSHA did increase to 50%. 2018 Rates

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The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance advises the Secretary on national and international drug testing and control issues and is the principal advisor to the Secretary on rules related to the drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines, and other transportation industries. The Office publishes regulations and provides official interpretations on drug and alcohol testing, including how to conduct tests, and the evaluation and treatment procedures necessary for returning employees to duty after testing violations.  The Office also coordinates the Department’s involvement with the President’s National Drug Control Strategy annually. Learn More

For a summary of other January 1, 2018 DOT changes- Here

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