Truck drivers are prohibited by the Code of Federal Regulations from engaging in certain risky or dangerous behaviors. Some of the prohibitions imposed on truck drivers include:

  • A prohibition against having a blood alcohol content of 0.02 percent or higher when coming to work or when driving.
  • A prohibition against having any alcohol in their possession, including alcohol found in common medications such as cough syrup. Drivers are permitted to have alcohol as part of a shipment in cargo compartments of the truck.
  • A prohibition against consuming any type of alcohol while doing safety functions.
  • A prohibition against using any drug — legal or illegal — before work that could cause impairment or interfere with the ability to operate a vehicle safely.
  • A prohibition against refusing to submit to a test for alcohol or for drugs as required by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

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