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D.O.T. Compliance. Part 1. Doug Lozier Safety and Environmental Director The Heritage Group. Introduction. Purpose: To familiarize with DOT Regulations Why have regulations for transportation? What must be done to be in compliance? What can be expected from a DOT audit?.

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D.O.T. Compliance

Part 1

Doug Lozier

Safety and Environmental Director

The Heritage Group


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Introduction

  • Purpose: To familiarize with DOT Regulations

  • Why have regulations for transportation?

  • What must be done to be in compliance?

  • What can be expected from a DOT audit?


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Topics of Discussion

  • Drug and Alcohol Testing

  • Commercial Driver License

  • Motor Carrier Safety Fitness

  • Financial Responsibility

  • Motor Carrier Regulations

  • Qualification of Drivers

  • Driving Commercial Motor Vehicles

  • Hours of Service for Drivers

  • Inspection, Repair, & Maintenance


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Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing

  • Purpose to prevent accidents

  • Applies to operators of CMVs

  • Testing must be done by Part 40

  • Some tests may be waived by the state


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Definitions

  • Commercial Motor Vehicle

  • Screening Tests

  • Confirmation Tests

  • Alcohol Concentration

  • Controlled Substances

  • Disabling Damage

  • Safety Sensitive Functions


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Controlled Substances

  • Marijuana

  • Amphetamines

  • Cocaine

  • Opiates

  • Phencyclidine

  • All others not allowed to be tested for DOT compliance

  • Employees must be notified


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Prohibited Conduct

  • Alcohol Concentration greater than 0.04

  • No on-duty use of alcohol

  • No pre-duty consumption of alcohol for 4 hours

  • No post-accident use of alcohol for 8 hours after an accident

  • Refusal to take test

  • No use of controlled substances

  • No work if test positive.


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Required Testing

  • Pre-employment (post-offer)

  • Post-Accident

  • Randomly

  • Reasonable Suspicion

  • Return to Duty

  • Follow-up


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Test Results

  • Record Retention

  • DOT MIS Reports

  • Driver Access to Test Results

  • MRO Notification

  • Employee Notifications

  • Employer Notification

  • Inquiries from Previous Employers


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Consequences for Drug and/or Alcohol Use

  • Drug Usage

    • Removal from safety sensitive functions

    • Referral to SAP, Follow-up testing

    • Disciplinary Action

  • Alcohol Usage

    • Removal from safety sensitive functions

    • No discipline for <0.04 except removal


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Policy and Information

  • Company Policy

  • Driver Educational Materials

  • Training for Supervisors on reasonable suspicion

  • SAP referral, evaluation, and treatment


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