FMCSA Announces Random Drug Testing Rate, 2017

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Drug Testing 2017

New Drug Testing Rate For 2017

A New change to Drug Testing in 2017. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that the controlled substances random testing rate for regulated motor carriers will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2017.

“For the safety of everyone traveling on our highways and roads, no driver should ever get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” said FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling.

We will continue to monitor the data closely, and should the positive rate for drug use rise above the one percent threshold in the upcoming 2015 survey, the national random testing rate requirement will be immediately increased to 50 percent,” said Darling.

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