This is a Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Training Course required by the DOT for any supervisor that is regulated by the DOT per 49 CFR 382.603.
- 49 CFR 382.603 is the FMCSA regulation requiring supervisors of commercial motor vehicle drivers with a CDL to take 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of alcohol abuse and another 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of controlled substances use. The purpose of this training is to teach supervisors to identify circumstances and indicators that may create reasonable suspicion that a driver is using or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, supporting referral of an employee for testing.
- If you operate commercial motor vehicles that require a CDL on the public roads and you have more than one employee in the company, you are required to get DOT Supervisor Training. Give us a call to verify you are required to register.
- Owner-operators are not subject to DOT supervisor training. However, you are still required to register with a consortium for DOT drug and alcohol testing.
- Employers need to ensure that the required content is made available to all persons designated to supervise drivers. This Reasonable Suspicion Training curriculum is designed to help driver supervisors understand how to deal with a driver who may be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. This program fully satisfies the requirements of 49 CFR 382.603.Carriers with drivers who require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) need driver supervisors who are trained on alcohol misuse and drug use. They must be familiar with signs of probable misuse. This is an important first step in keeping unsafe, impaired drivers off the road. Reasonable Suspicion Training is designed to help driver supervisors understand how to deal with a driver who may be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. This training program is intended to help supervisors make good decisions when determining reasonable suspicion.This curriculum is designed to fully satisfy the requirements of 49 CFR 382.603, including the one hour of training on alcohol misuse, plus one hour on controlled substance use. It includes additional, vital information on day-to-day activities for a driver supervisor responsible for recognizing impaired drivers and following through on documentation and next steps.
Part 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) of the alcohol and drug testing regulations describes standards for preventing accidents and injuries as a result of driver misuse of alcohol and/or use of drugs. Reasonable suspicion training helps driver supervisors understand how to deal with a driver who may be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
Certain roles in the company may be required to determine reasonable suspicion and send a driver for testing. The regulation addressing reasonable suspicion testing refers to "all persons designated to supervise drivers." This could include dispatchers, lead workers or foremen, and managers with various responsibilities.
Yes. Section 382.603 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) states that all people who are designated to supervise drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles requiring commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) must receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and an additional 60 minutes of training on drug use. The training must include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.
Documentation of the reasonable suspicion training given to supervisors must be maintained for as long as the supervisor is performing this function and for 2 years after it ceases.