Starting in 2020, FMCSA is increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL). The increase is from the current rate of 25% of the average number of driver positions to 50% of the average number of driver positions.
The FMCSA Administrator must increase the minimum annual random testing percentage rate when the data received under the reporting requirements for any calendar year indicate that the reported positive rate is equal to or greater than 1.0 percent. Based on the results of the 2018 FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey, the positive rate for controlled substances random testing increased to 1.0 percent. Therefore, the Agency will increase the controlled substances minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing to 50 percent of the average number of driver positions.
The commission adopted by reference the federal safety standards relating to drug and alcohol testing for drivers of commercial vehicles.
Those rules require each company to adopt and have on file a policy related to drug and alcohol testing. The rules require that the policy meets specific standards.
The Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy document meets the requirements stated in the rules. Companies are free to copy and adopt this policy as their own, making amendments as required (e.g., placing their company name in the blank spaces indicated.)