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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