DOT Rate Reduction

To Our Valued Clients,

RE: U.S. DOT Controlled Substance Testing Rate Reduction

We would like to advise you that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced effective January 1, 2016 it will lower the random testing rate for controlled substances to 25% in the 2016 calendar year from the previous 50% set in previous years based on the average number of drivers. ECS Safety Services Consortium cost rates will remain the same, however additional clinic fees will apply for testing performed in satellite locations.
The reduced rate for random drug testing is not assured beyond the end of 2016. The FMCSA announcement said the 50% random controlled substances testing rate will be restored in the future if the FMCSA Administrator determines from data submitted by motor carriers that the reported positive rate in any calendar year equals or exceeds 1.0 percent, citing FMCSA regulations (49 CFR 382.305(e)(2)).

The 10% rate for random alcohol tests required by the FMCSA will remain the same.

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 877-784-3784.


ECS Safety Services Ltd.