Driver Skills Best Practices

Providing supervisor training about drug and alcohol testing, along with employee education training, helps keep your workplace safe and mitigates your company’s risk of having a non-compliant drug and alcohol testing program.

Included Modules

Regulatory Overview

This series discusses requirements established by the FMCSA for a CDL drug and alcohol clearinghouse, some basic guidelines and how to use them, other resources for drug and alcohol training, required regulations, required testing, and failure to comply.

Drug & Alcohol Policy Development

This series discusses the development of a written policy and its requirements, including prohibited behavior, testing procedures, policy communication, recordkeeping, documentation, confidentiality, testing laboratory procedures, and calendar.

Education & Employee Assistance Programs

This series discusses the usage and harmful effects of illicit drugs and alcohol as well as the education and training of drivers and supervisors and the objective of the program as a deterrence rather than strictly for detection.

Types of Drug & Alcohol Testing

This series discusses pre-employment, post-accident, random, return-to-duty, follow-up, and proficiency testing, as well as reasonable suspicion and recordkeeping requirements.

Controlled Substance Testing Training

This series discusses testing procures, including types required and rules, driver specimen collection checklist, collection site personnel regulations, specimen collection, collection supplies, collection process, lab test requirements, medical review officer requirements, positive test result scenarios, reporting a positive test, MRO discussions with drivers, and a checklist for a collection site.

Alcohol Testing Training

This series discusses the procedures required for alcohol testing, including test accuracy, substance abuse professionals, alcohol related conduct, dry run period to test your testing program, evidential breath testing devices, breath alcohol technician, alcohol testing site requirements, alcohol testing documentation, and reporting.

Pre-Employment Testing

Laura Fredrickson, Director of Marketing at NIC Technologies,
discusses the FMCSA pre-employment screening program.

Reasonable Suspicion Training

This series explains reasonable suspicion and gives scenarios on reporting an employee for reasonable suspicion, supervisor liability, collection site security, and five reasons for testing around reasonable suspicion.