The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), to reach the goal of a drug-free transportation environment, has adopted regulations requiring motor carriers to have an anti-drug program. The final rule, entitled "Controlled Substances Testing Final Rule," was issued on November 21, 1988 (53 FR 47134), and has been amended six times, the last dated August 16, 1991. The rule requires that a motor carrier's anti-drug program include drug testing of interstate drivers of certain commercial motor vehicles. The rule complements other Federal requirements which prohibit drivers from the use, possession, or being under the influence of substances which render drivers incapable of safely operating motor vehicles. This document is a detailed explanation of the regulatory requirements and serves as a guide to establishing an anti-drug program. While this manual is a useful guide to the essential requirements of the FHWA's anti-drug regulations, it is not a substitute for the actual text of the regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These are found in 49 CFR Parts 391 and 394, and are included as Appendix A of this document. Part 391 incorporates by reference the requirements of 49 CFR Part 40, issued on December 1, 1989, which specifies the specimen collection and chain of custody procedures for motor carriers and other transportation modes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Motor Carriers, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-MC-91-014
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM