In our training course we discuss FMCSA pre employment drug testing, one of the six DOT testing situations. In the course you will learn:
When DOT Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing is Required
As you may have guessed, the DOT went ahead and made all of our lives really easy by laying out very specific rules for when they require DOT pre-employment drug testing. And if you had guessed, I was being sarcastic with that last statement.
More often than not, the DOT makes all of our lives a bit of a bear with all the details. Of course, all those details are there for a reason: to keep you, your company, and your community safe.
So we analyze the DOT’s rules for when to administer pre-employment testing and lay them out simply and practically for you in our course. So nothing gets lost in translation.
What Required Information You Must Gather From Previous Employers
We then move into what information you must gather from previous employers as well as how to gather that information. If prospective and incoming employees have prior drug test results on file, it is important that you know about them.
Has the applicant gone through the return-to-duty process? Has there been a failed pre-employment drug test in the past? All of these are questions you need answers to.
Further, when you get the information from previous employers you must do it in a confidential manner. You can’t call them up on a conference call with the entire HR department on the line and learn that the prospect has a failed pre-employment test for cocaine. That’s not flying!
We detail the specific steps you must take to ensure the information stays confidential.
- FMCSA Post-Accident Drug Testing
- FMCSA Random Drug Testing
- DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training