Specific Prohibitions on Drug & Alcohol Use

Controlled substance use is regulated by the DOT as follows:

  • No driver may report for duty or remain on duty requiring the performance of safety sensitive functions when the driver uses any drug or substance identified under federal regulations (see Schedule I).
  • No driver may report for duty or remain on duty requiring the performance of safety-sensitive functions when the driver uses any non-Schedule I drug or substance that is identified in the other Schedules in the regulations (Part 1308), except when the use is under the instructions of a licensed medical practitioner, who is familiar with the driver's medical history and has advised the driver that the substance will not adversely affect the driver's ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  • No employer having actual knowledge that a driver has used a controlled substance may permit the driver to perform or continue to perform a safety-sensitive function.
  • No driver may report for duty, remain on duty, or perform a safety-sensitive function, if the driver tests positive or has adulterated or substituted a test specimen for controlled substances.
  • No employer having knowledge that a driver has tested positive or has adulterated or substituted a test specimen for controlled substances may permit the driver to perform or continue to perform safety-sensitive functions.  

Alcohol use is regulated by the DOT as follows:


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