FMCSA Random D&A Testing Rates Increased for 2020
Posted: Jan 14, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in the Federal Register on December 27, 2019, that the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing will increase from 25% of the average number of driver positions to 50% of the average number of driver positions. This change, which becomes effective January 1, 2020, is pursuant to requirements found in 49 CFR 382.305. The minimum annual percentage rate for random alcohol testing will remain at 10%.
FMSCA regulations apply to any employees that operate (drives) a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) with a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,011 pounds, a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more occupants (including the driver), or any vehicle that is used in the transportation of hazardous materials that requires the vehicle to be placarded. FMSCA regulated employees need to be in compliance with the 2020 random drug and alcohol testing rates as of January 1, 2020.