Drug Testing DOT

Change in DOT FMCSA random drug testing rate

On December 27, the FMCSA announced that the annual percentage rate for random drug testing will increase from 25% to 50% of the average number of driver positions. This change goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. This is pursuant to requirements found in 49 CFR 382.305. Alcohol testing requirements have not been changed. You can read the document from the Federal Register here.

WSS has already changed our random testing to ensure each of our clients remain compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today and throughout 2020.

Key points:

  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced through the Federal Register on December 27, 2019, that the minimum annual random drug testing rate for 2020 will be 50%.
  • The change in the annual random drug testing frequency rate becomes effective January 1, 2020.
  • The random frequency rate for alcohol testing will remain at 10%.

We can provide you with an updated random testing program to ensure you remain compliant. Additionally, WSS is also encouraging all those who fall under the DOT FMCSA requirements to register for the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and choose WSS as your C/TPA. Fines may be incurred as early as January 6, 2020. 

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