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When the DOT Calls, will YOUR COMPANY be ready?

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What is 49 CFR Part 382?

It is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug/Alcohol Testing Regulation.

Why is this regulation important?

  • It is in place to protect the safety of drivers and literally everyone who could be impacted by a driver.
  • For those who fail to comply with this regulation, heavy fines are issued!
  • Depending on the severity of the offenses/fines a business could be shut down permanently or temporarily!

Who does this regulation apply to?

  • Commercial Motor Vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit with a GVW rating of more than 10,000 pounds.
  • A GVW of 26,001 or more pounds.
  • A vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
  • A vehicle of any size that is used in the transportation of hazardous materials which require placards.

What type of fines/penalties were issued in 2012?

  • Metro Atlanta Area- Violation 382.305 $1,990
  • Metro Atlanta Area- Violation 382.301 $2,870
  • Florida-Violation 382.301 DOT Notice of Claim states FMCSA may prohibit X company from operating in interstate commerce until the civil penalty is paid in full and, if applicable the FMCSA registration will be suspended.

What do we see as common violations?

  • Failure to implement a drug and alcohol testing program.
  • Using a driver before the motor carrier has a negative pre-employment CST on file.
  • Company has not distributed DOT compliant policies to all covered drivers.
  • Company has not conducted inquiries for alcohol and constrolled substances information from previous employers.
  • All drivers are not in a random testing pool or the companys random pool is not managed according to DOT standards.

USA Mobile Drug Testing provides FREE onsite MOCK Audits for companies looking to review, update or clarify their controlled substance and alcohol policies to ensure they meet the most curent FMCSA regulations. USAMDT also offers a comprehensive list of services that will benefit both DOT and non DOT companies. For more information contact us at 678-804-7515.

We hope this information has provided some benefit to those reading and encourage you to call with any questions that you may have regarding your organization. Remember whether you are a church/school with drivers or are a single owner/operator, this regulation applies to you!

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