January 1, 1995, marked the implementation of a new regulation that mandates controlled substance and alcohol testing for companies that employ 50 or more drivers and mechanics with Commerical Drivers Licenses (CDL). This United States Department of Transportation regulation affects a total of 7.5 million workers. This article describes the complexities of the new regulation and provides information to fleet managers about implementing the rule. Penalties for drivers with positive test results are explained as well as types of tests, such as pre-employment, reasonable cause, random tests, and post-accident tests. A list of approved evidential breath testing (EBT) devices and their operating procedures are noted. The article ends with information on employer recordkeeping.

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    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089
  • Authors:
    • DESMOND, P
  • Publication Date: 1994-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 54-59
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 26 1995 12:00AM