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When must a truck company randomly drug and alcohol test a driver after hiring?

A motor carrier must randomly give alcohol tests to 10% of its drivers and must randomly drug test 50% of its drivers. These percentages can be increased or decreased by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishing a new percentage rate in the Federal Register. The new percentage requirement would then take place beginning January …

When must a truck company give a driver a drug test?

There are six general times when it is mandatory for a motor carrier to drug test a driver, or other employee in a safety-sensitive position: Before hiring—the driver must always be tested unless he or she has been in a federally-approved drug testing program in the past 30 days and meets other strict requirements. After …

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