DOT and FMCSA Employer Alert Re: Testing in COVID-19

March 31, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT FMCSA) transmitted an e-mail reminder this morning, March 31, 2020, concerning COVID-19 and DOT, FMCSA Guidance on Compliance with Testing. The DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations can be found here:

As part of the notice,  a guidance document from FMCSA was also shared with recommended actions for FMCSA-regulated employers unable to conduct alcohol and drug testing due to COVID-19

The cover message states that the FMCSA guidance is in effect until May 30, 2020. However, please note that the FMCSA Guidance Document accessed at the link  states that the guidance is in effect until June 30, 2020. Such disconnect will likely be clarified at a later date. In the meantime,  we know for sure that the guidance is in effect until at least May 30, 2020.

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