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FMCSA Updates Testing Percentage

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the minimum percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles that require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) will drop to 25 percent, down from 50 percent.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the change was due to a positive result rate of less than 1.0 percent for three consecutive years, from 2011 to 2013. Should the positive result rate climb above 1.0 percent again, the FMCSA says that it will increase the annual minimum testing rate back to 50 percent.

For more information, ask your Truck Insurance Specialist at Truck Insurance Specialists Team MN for a document titled, “News Brief: FMCSA Lowers Random Drug-testing Rate.”

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