- On March 19, 2014, Crystal Transport, Inc., of Boston was ordered to stop doing business in interstate commerce after FMCSA investigators found evidence that three drivers, all of whom had tested positive for controlled substances, had been allowed to transport passengers for most of 2013.
- On March 11, 2014, federal investigators found that the motor carrier GEG Construction, Inc., of Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, put drivers to work before receiving their drug and alcohol test results. Although the test results were negative, it was a violation of federal law to allow them to drive before the results were received. In another instance, a driver without a valid commercial driver’s license was allowed to drive.
- On February 25, 2014, federal investigators found that motor carrier Allen Quandahl, LLC, of Waukon, Iowa, also employed drivers before receiving their negative pre-employment drug and alcohol test results and also allowed a driver without a valid commercial driver's license to operate a commercial vehicle.
· In 2013, on 2,095 occasions, or in 0.23 percent of the unannounced inspections, a CDL holder was immediately placed out-of-service and cited for violating federal regulations governing alcohol consumption. In 2012, FMCSA records show that there were 2,494 violations of this regulation.
· In 2013, on 1,240 occasions, or in 0.13 percent of the unannounced inspections, a CDL holder was placed immediately out-of-service and cited for violating federal regulations governing controlled substances. In 2012, FMCSA records show that there were 1,139 violations of this regulation.
· Fail a drug and/or alcohol test;
· Refuse to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test;
· Successfully complete a substance abuse program and are legally qualified to return to duty will be reported by the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP);
· Private, third-party drug and alcohol testing laboratories also would be required to report summary information annually to find trucking companies who not have a testing program; and
· The proposed rule will also require employers to report actual knowledge of traffic citations for driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.