Transportation Safety Training

Alcohol & Drug Testing: What Drivers Need to Know

Updated to include information about DOT drug and alcohol clearinghouse effective January 6, 2020!

Familiarize your drivers with the drug and alcohol testing rules of Parts 40 and 382 of the FMCSRs with Alcohol & Drug Testing: What Drivers Need To Know.


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Section 382.601 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) requires motor carriers to provide educational materials explaining the alcohol and drug regulations to their drivers. Motor carriers must also provide educational materials explaining the motor carrier's alcohol and drug policies and procedures. This course helps satisfy these requirements as mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
 
The course covers the eleven items required by the regulation including alcohol and drug prohibitions, the types of tests required, testing procedures, consequences of violating the prohibitions, and the effects of alcohol abuse and drug use. It has also been updated to include information about DOT drug and alcohol clearinghouse effective January 6, 2020.

After completing this alcohol & drug testing training, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the alcohol and drug prohibitions that apply to CMV operators
  • Identify what types of testing drivers can expect to experience under various circumstances
  • Explain the alcohol and drug testing procedures
  • Describe the consequences of violating the prohibitions
  • Recognize the effects of alcohol abuse and drug use and how they impair driving abilities

J. J. Keller's Alcohol & Drug Testing: What Drivers Need to Know covers the following topics:

Rules & Regulations

  • Who is Covered by the Regulations
  • The Prohibitions
  • CSA's Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC

Types of Testing

  • Pre-Employment
  • Post-Accident
  • Random
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up

Testing Procedures

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Drug Testing

Consequences of Violating the Prohibitions

  • Failing an Alcohol Test
  • Testing Positive for Drugs
  • Refusing Tests
  • The SAP

What's Next?

  • Alcohol & Drug Testing Records
  • Self-Admission Program
  • Where to Go for Help
  • Effects of Alcohol Abuse & Drug Use
 


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