Drug and Alcohol Program
(FMCSA) Clearinghouse is a secure online database that provides real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations.
If the driver wishes to return to safety-sensitive duty after completing the treatment program, they must follow the established Return-to-Duty process. This typically includes a follow-up evaluation by the SAP to determine the driver’s readiness to return to work.
Program designed to educate supervisors and managers on the regulations and requirements outlined by the Department of Transportation. This training is essential for individuals who supervise employees in safety-sensitive positions, such as commercial drivers who operate vehicles subject to DOT regulations.
Applies to employees in safety-sensitive positions within various modes of transportation. Safety-sensitive positions are those where an employee’s actions could impact the safety of the operation.
Key components of the DOT Drug and Alcohol Program include:
- Pre-Employment: Prospective employees must undergo drug testing before being hired.
- Random: Employees are subject to unannounced, random drug testing throughout their employment.
- Post-Accident: Employees involved in certain accidents or incidents are tested for drugs.
- Reasonable Suspicion: Employees can be tested if there is reasonable suspicion that they are under the influence of drugs.
- Return-to-Duty: Employees who have violated drug and alcohol policies must undergo testing before returning to safety-sensitive duties.