Laws for Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing for Semi Truck DriversThe use of controlled substances or alcohol while operating any vehicle places everyone on the road at risk. This risk is even greater when the vehicle in question is a commercial truck weighing multiple tons. Federal and State law have established programs within trucking companies designed to prevent accidents and injuries resulting from impairment due to the use of alcohol or drugs by drivers of commercial motor vehicles. These laws require testing of drivers, disqualification of drivers found to be under the influence, and require recordkeeping of these tests.

Laws for Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing for Semi Truck Drivers

Full versions of federal regulations and Washington state laws pertaining to controlled substances and alcohol use and testing can be found below.

49 CFR 382 – Drug & Alcohol Testing

RCW 46.25.090 Disqualification—Grounds for, period of—Records.

RCW 46.25.100 Restoration after disqualification—Requalification fee, fee distribution.

RCW 46.25.110 Driving with alcohol or THC in system.

RCW 46.25.120 Test for alcohol or drugs—Disqualification for refusal of test or positive test—Procedures.

RCW 46.25.123 Mandatory reporting of positive test.

RCW 46.25.125 Disqualification for positive test—Procedure

Spokane Semi Truck Accident Lawyer

Violations of federal and state trucking laws and regulations can lead to serious injuries and even deaths. The rules applicable to trucks and drivers are extremely detailed, and can be confusing. If you or a loved one were injured by a commercial truck, you need a personal injury lawyer in Spokane on your side. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the law office of personal injury attorney Mat Parke today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (509) 482-7274 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.

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