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Update to FMCSA Covid-19 Pre-Employment Guidance

Update to FMCSA Covid-19 Pre-Employment Guidance:

On June 5, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted a three-month waiver from certain pre-employment testing requirements applicable to employers of drivers subject to 49 CFR part 382.

Effective June 5, 2020 to September 30, 2020 those FMCSA drivers who were in a regulated random pool but were laid off or furloughed now have 90 days to qualify for the pre-employment testing exception under 49 CFR 382.301(b) of the regulations.

This waiver allows employers to forego pre-employment testing for drivers who have participated in a controlled substances testing program that meets the requirements of 49 CFR part 382 within the previous 90 days of hire or rehire.

*Please note, this waiver does not affect the Clearinghouse. Employers must comply with the Clearinghouse pre-employment query requirement set forth in 49 CFR 382.701(a).

For more details, visit the FMCSA web page