According to California Vehicle Code Section 34501.16, every employer of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver must inform that employee at the time of hiring and annually thereafter regarding:
- The prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle with over 0.04 percent or more, by weight, alcohol in his or her blood.
- The requirement to be placed out of service for 24 hours if the person’s blood-alcohol concentration is tested to be 0.01 percent or more, by weight.
We understand that ensuring your program is compliant with the federal regulations (Title 49 CFR, Part 382) surrounding testing commercial drivers can be difficult. To help you out, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has put together a Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing Compliance Checklist. You will find the above information is included on the checklist, as well as many other important items around drivers, testing, and records.
As always please contact Risk Control for additional information or assistance.