Tag: DOT

DOT Reinstates Observed Urination Drug Testing Rule for Safety-Sensitive Positions

Yesterday the Department of Transportation (DOT) reinstated its rule that employers must conduct observed urination drug testing for all return-to-duty and follow-up tests for transportation workers in safety-sensitive positions.  The new regulations will apply to workers in safety-sensitive positions in the aviation, motor carrier, rail, transit, maritime, and pipeline industries.  Click here to read the … Continue Reading

DOT Issues Final Rule on Commercial Drivers’ Hours

On November 19, the Department of Transportation‘s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule on commercial drivers’ hours.  The key provisions: commercial motor vehicle drivers may continue to drive up to 11 hours within a single workday; and drivers may now reset their weekly limits after they have been off duty for at least 34 … Continue Reading

New DOT Regulation Requires Expanded Observed Urination in Drug Testing

Effective August 25, 2008, the Department of Transportation will require transportation workers who previously tested positive for prohibited drugs to give urine specimens while being watched by specimen collectors.  The new regulations will apply to workers in safety-sensitive positions in the aviation, motor carrier, rail, transit, maritime, and pipeline industries. Under current regulations, only workers suspected … Continue Reading
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