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DOT Drug-Testing Procedures: Oral-Fluid Testing

Effective June 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Transportation allows for the use of oral-fluid (saliva) specimens for drug testing.

DOT drug and alcohol regulations require motor carriers to provide drivers with a copy of their policy and specific educational materials, including drug testing procedures (§382.601(b)(6)). An addendum has been provided to help supplement your existing training materials. It details oral-fluid collection procedures.

You should provide the handout to each driver utilized in a CDL capacity and collect a signed receipt as a record that each received a personal copy. Retain this receipt for the duration of employment plus an additional two years. It should be kept alongside the receipt collected after distributing your company’s DOT testing policy and other Part 382 training materials.

Download the Addendum to DOT Drug and Alcohol Educational Materials (382.601): Oral-fluid drug-testing procedures.

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