Drug Testing Changes for 2016
Effective as of January 1, 2016, the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing is 25 percent of the average number of driver positions. The minimum annual percentage rate for random alcohol testing will remain at 10 percent.
Cities that drug test CDL employees have been testing at 50 percent of the average number of CDL positions, so at this point, cities have the option of amending their policies to 25 percent or keeping it at 50 percent.
More information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration can be found at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/enforcement/annual-random-controlled-substances-testing-percentage-rate-calendar-year.
Questions regarding this or any other personnel policy changes can be directed to Andrea Shindlebower Main, KLC Personnel Services Specialist.