COVID RELATED DRUG TESTING GUIDANCE FOR MOTOR CARRIERS
On March 23, 2020 DOT provided guidance for motor carriers and drivers who were having difficulty completing mandatory drug testing requirements, such as random testing. The guidance, found in the link below, called for motor carriers to document why random testing was unable to be completed, but to complete testing as soon as possible.
Maine Motor Transport Association encourages motor carriers in our testing programs to ensure that all random selections are completed and that those that were delayed due to legitimate COVID concerns are documented as required. We are unaware of any testing site in Maine where testing is not possible due to COVID. We are also happy to assist motor carriers with finding mobile collection services if that option is more feasible.
MMTA would also like to emphasize that the guidance clarifies that carriers unable to carry out pre-employment testing when required must not utilize the driver in a safety-sensitive position until they are able to do so.
We encourage all testing to be completed no later than December 31st for the 2020 calendar year, and to make sure documentation exists for COVID related delays.
Please contact DISA – FORT WORTH compliance at email@example.com
or by calling 817-310-9448 if you have questions regarding outstanding test selections.
As always, you may contact MMTA at 207-623-4128 if you need assistance with this or any of your compliance needs.