DOT Compliance Programs
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|Drug Testing Network provides management solutions for DOT Compliance Programs to ensure that our clients meet and comply with all the requirements set forth by the DOT.
The six agencies under the DOT Umbrella all have different DOT Compliance Program Regulations.
|Employers of safety-sensitive transportation employees play a vital role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of their employees and the public at large. Employers are responsible for developing and implementing successful a DOT Compliance Program relating to workplace drug and alcohol testing. A DOT Compliance Program must incluede clear policies, provisions for education, DOT Supervisor Training, drug and alcohol testing, and when needed, referral for evaluation and treatment.
A DOT Compliance Program for regulated employers must comply with 49 CFR Part 40 and applicable DOT Agency regulations. Find out if you are covered under the DOT program by going to: Am I Covered?
If you are considered a covered employer, you should know about the DOT Compliabce Program for your particular regulatory agency, its regulations, guidelines, and supporting publications.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Non-Compliance Fines & Penalties
The Department of Motor Vehicles’ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been conducting DOT Compliance Program audits to ensure that motor carriers are complying with Federal Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations. The link below illustrates non-compliance fines levied at motor carriers who failed to comply with the regulations. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/enforcement/civil-penalties
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Civil Fines and Penalties
The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a final rule on April 17, 2013 revising their maximum and minimum civil penalties for violations. A knowing violation increased from $55,000 to $75,000 and if the violation resulted in a death, serious illness or severe injury or substantial destruction of property, from $110,000 to $175,000. The link below lists enforcement penalties assessed to various companies for non-compliance http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/enforcement/civil-penalty-action-reports
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
FAA Hazardous Materials Fines & Penalties
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
United States Coast Guard (USCG)