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D.O.T. Compliance Doug Lozier Safety and Environmental Director The Heritage Group Part 1
Introduction n Purpose: To familiarize with DOT Regulations n Why have regulations for transportation? n What must be done to be in compliance? n What can be expected from a DOT audit?
Topics of Discussion n Drug and Alcohol Testing n Commercial Driver License n Motor Carrier Safety Fitness n Financial Responsibility n Motor Carrier Regulations n Qualification of Drivers n Driving Commercial Motor Vehicles n Hours of Service for Drivers n Inspection, Repair, & Maintenance
Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing n Purpose to prevent accidents n Applies to operators of CMVs n Testing must be done by Part 40 n Some tests may be waived by the state
Definitions n Commercial Motor Vehicle n Screening Tests n Confirmation Tests n Alcohol Concentration n Controlled Substances n Disabling Damage n Safety Sensitive Functions
Controlled Substances n Marijuana n Amphetamines n Cocaine n Opiates n Phencyclidine n All others not allowed to be tested for DOT compliance n Employees must be notified
Prohibited Conduct n Alcohol Concentration greater than 0.04 n No on-duty use of alcohol n No pre-duty consumption of alcohol for 4 hours n No post-accident use of alcohol for 8 hours after an accident n Refusal to take test n No use of controlled substances n No work if test positive.
Required Testing n Pre-employment (post-offer) n Post-Accident n Randomly n Reasonable Suspicion n Return to Duty n Follow-up
Test Results n Record Retention n DOT MIS Reports n Driver Access to Test Results n MRO Notification n Employee Notifications n Employer Notification n Inquiries from Previous Employers
Consequences for Drug and/or Alcohol Use n Drug Usage u Removal from safety sensitive functions u Referral to SAP, Follow-up testing u Disciplinary Action n Alcohol Usage u Removal from safety sensitive functions u No discipline for <0.04 except removal
Policy and Information n Company Policy n Driver Educational Materials n Training for Supervisors on reasonable suspicion n SAP referral, evaluation, and treatment