Results from the 2013 Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey

This report summarizes the results of the 2013 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey. This annual survey measures the percentage of drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) that test positive for controlled substances (referred to as drugs in this report) and/or alcohol, as a result of random and non-random (pre-employment, postcrash, and reasonable suspicion/follow-up) testing. For the 2013 survey, survey forms were sent out to 3,251 randomly selected motor carriers. Of these forms, 2,236 were completed and returned to FMCSA, resulting in usable data from 1,654 carriers (comprising 497,270 CDL drivers) for random controlled substance testing, as well as usable data from 1,524 carriers (comprising 205,669 CDL drivers) for random alcohol testing. The estimated positive usage rate for drugs in 2013 is 0.7 percent. The estimated violation rate for alcohol usage (the percentage of drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.04 or higher) in 2013 is 0.09 percent.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 2p
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    • Analysis Brief
    • Publisher: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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  • Accession Number: 01593924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2016 9:54AM