The article notes the many unanswered questions regarding random and post-accident drug tests, and discusses some basic requirements relating to the same. A basic requirement is that a driver must be drug-tested within 32 hours of a reportable accident (damage of $4,400 or more or one resulting in injury or death) if there is indication that he may have been at fault. The responsibility for the testing is assigned to both drivers and carriers. Random drug testing will replace periodic testing, but will be more complicated to administer. Carriers are responsible for making sure that all testing, including post-accident and random, follows DOT (Department of Transportation) procedures for specimen collection, use of a certified laboratory, etc. Details relating to each of these areas are discussed.

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  • Accession Number: 00610808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM