If you are a tractor trailer driver or if you are planning on getting a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and start working for a trucking company, either regional or intermodel, it’s important to know what DOT alcohol testing involves. The Department of Transportation (DOT) enforces the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules and regulations, so this alcohol testing is enforced by every trucking company. In this video, you will learn all about the alcohol testing that the Department of Transportation does when they notice that a driver is driving a commercial motor vehicle under the influence.
There are a few things that you will need to take this test for. If they notice that you are swerving, driving recklessly, or you are stomping on your brakes too hard, you will need to take a test. If you get into an accident, you will need to take one of these tests as well to ensure that you were not under the influence during the crash.
Watch this entire video to learn all about the alcohol testing that you may have to undergo at some point during your trucking career.