WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a statement saying that employers will face a penalty for not exchanging information about a driver’s past history of positive drug or alcohol tests and refusals to be tested.
The requirement for carriers to contact a driver’s previous employer over the last two years has been in effect for the last five years.
The DOT will be taking action against both new employers that fail to request required information as well as on previous employers that fail to provide it.
For more information, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rulesregs/fmcsr/regs/40.htm
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