On May 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it would officially authorize employers to use oral fluid testing as an alternate methodology to traditional urine drug testing. This policy adjustment went into effect June 1, 2023; however, collectors, devices, and laboratories need to meet several requirements before oral fluid testing can be fully implemented.
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During its first year of implementation, over 56,000 drug and alcohol violations were reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse. Of the reported violations, 82% were for positive drug tests. This data and other statistics published in the Clearinghouse’s 2020 final summary report, reinforces the importance of the Clearinghouse for roadway safety.
Aug. 17, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF). DOT employers and their service agents (collectors, laboratories, MROs) are required to begin using the revised CCF by August 31, 2021. The revised CCF can be viewed here.