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Feds propose national database for commercial driver drug test results

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Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed establishing a national database of commercial truck and bus drivers’ drug and alcohol testing results.

FMCSA’s proposed “clearinghouse” intends to prevent commercial driver’s license holders from evading negative test results by seeking work in another state. The database would include the following information on drivers:

  • Any failed drug or alcohol test
  • Refusal to take a drug or alcohol test
  • Successful completion of a substance abuse program that would allow them to return to duty
  • Citations for operating a work vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol

FMCSA also would require carriers to check the database annually for any new drug and alcohol testing records from medical review officers, substance abuse professionals and third-party testing laboratories – all of whom would be required to submit records to the database.

Comments will be due 60 days after the proposal is published in the Federal Register.