FMCSA Increases Random Drug Testing Rate to 50%

Dec 27, 2019 | Drug Testing, In the News, Industry News

FMCSA Increases Random Drug Testing Rate to 50% - DOT drivers please be prepared to now test more drivers within your DOT consortium - Blueline Services Background Check and Drug Testing - Full employment screening

Dear Blueline Clients,

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced yesterday that they will be increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (with CDLs) from the current rate of 25% to 50% of the average number of a carrier’s drivers.

This new program change will be effective beginning on January 1st, 2020.

If Blueline currently manages random testing of your DOT drivers, we will implement these new program changes for you. But we wanted to make you aware of this announcement and prepared for the random rate increase beginning in January.

The random drug testing process will remain exactly the same. The minimum annual percentage rate for random alcohol testing will remain at 10%.

To see more detailed information about this change, you can view the DOT’s official notice here.

Thank you for your continued business, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

Blueline Services Drug Testing Department