Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Rates for 2024
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released the annual minimum employee random drug and alcohol testing rates for 2024. The test rates are the minimum percentage of employees subject to U.S. DOT drug and alcohol requirements who must undergo a random test during the 2024 calendar year. The number of random drug tests conducted by employers for 2024 must equal at least 50 percent of applicable employees. This is the same rate for random testing as 2023. The random alcohol test rate for 2024 is set at 10 percent, also unchanged from 2023.
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