CDL drug test requirements begin prior to employment
Receiving a negative CDL drug test result before permitting a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle is only the first step employers must fulfill in meeting ongoing DOT drug testing requirements. Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC), which conducts testing services as a certified third party administrator (C-TPA), offers CDL drug test services for carriers as well as owner-operator consortiums.
In addition to conducting a pre-employment CDL drug test, employers are required to conduct a test each time a driver returns to work after a layoff period in which the driver was not subjected to random controlled substances testing for more than 30 days or was employed by another company.
There are few exceptions to the CDL drug test requirement
Passing a pre-employment CDL drug test is a condition of driving for any company that falls under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.There are rare exceptions in which a pre-employment CDL drug test is not required:
Employers must obtain a release form signed by the driver-applicant authorizing the previous testing program to share this information and forward that release form to each of the driver's previous employers.
Contact WDTC for assistance in meeting CDL drug test requirements.
About Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium
Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is an accredited, Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), and specializes in Consortium Management; a variety of drug testing methods, including urine, hair and fingernails;
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