Drug and Alcohol Testing for Truckers
Drug and alcohol testing: Use of alcohol or drugs has been found to play a major role in fatal car-truck accidents. For this reason, drivers may not operate a vehicle while using alcohol — specifically, with a blood-alcohol content of 0.04 percent or more or within four hours of having used alcohol.
Federal regulations require truck drivers to submit to alcohol testing:
- After an accident in which the truck driver’s performance could have contributed to the accident and in any fatal accident
- When a trained supervisor or company official has a reasonable suspicion of alcohol misuse
- Randomly before, during or after the performance of safety-sensitive duties
- When returning to duty after rules for alcohol use have been violated
Contact St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers, Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, to discuss your Missouri or Illinois truck accident lawsuit by calling (314) 588-7200.
The time allowed by law in which you may file a truck accident lawsuit is limited. If you wait to contact an attorney, you may end up being barred by the statute of limitations from proceeding.