Drug Testing and Randoms

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Volvo670ISX500, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. Volvo670ISX500

    Volvo670ISX500 Bobtail Member

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    A company that has multiple employees but only 2 CDL drivers. 1 drives a 16 ft box truck 19,500 GVWR and one is a Dispatcher and does not drive a truck at all, would both drivers need to be drug/alcohol tested and be put into a random drug and alcohol pool?
     
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  3. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    There is two parts to the answer. First, do they drive, or are the ever expected to be ready to drive, a vehicle that requires a CDL? If yes they are expected to be ready and able to operate a CDL required vehicle then yes they must be in the drug and alcohol testing program.

    Second, with the descriptions you gave neither of those vehicles require a CDL to operate (unless hauling hazmat) so even if the driver has a CDL if the only vehicles they drive don't require a CDL then no testing is required.

    Question 4: An employer or State government agency requires CDLs for drivers of motor vehicles: (1) with a GVWR of 26,000 pounds or less; (2) with a GCWR of 26,000 pounds or less inclusive of a towed unit with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less; (3) designed to transport 15 or less passengers, including the driver; or (4) which transport HM, but are not required to be placarded under 49 CFR part 172, subpart F. Are such drivers required by part 382 to be tested for the use of alcohol or controlled substances?
    Guidance: No. Part 382 requires or authorizes drug and alcohol testing only of those drivers required by part 383 to obtain a CDL. Since the vehicles described above do not meet the definition of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)s in part 383, their drivers are not required by Federal regulations to have a CDL.

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  4. Volvo670ISX500

    Volvo670ISX500 Bobtail Member

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    Just the answer i needed. Thank you very much!
     
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