Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration January 30, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Harmonizing Schedule I Drug Requirements
Document Number: 2012-1905
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amends the physical qualifications for drivers and the instructions for the medical examination report to clarify that drivers may not use Schedule I drugs and be qualified to drive commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) under any circumstances. The rule harmonizes FMCSA's provisions regarding pre-employment and return-to-duty test refusals with corresponding Department of Transportation (DOT)-wide provisions. Finally, the rule corrects inaccurate uses of the term ``actual knowledge.''