The FMCSA recently announced that the annual testing rate for the random controlled substances testing of CMV drivers in 2017 will remain at 25 percent.
Last year, the agency lowered the rate from 50 percent to 25 percent. The FMCSA can choose to increase the minimum annual testing rate if the reported positive test rate for the entire motor carrier industry is higher than 1 percent. However, the most recent test data—from 2014—revealed that the positive test rate was 0.9 percent.
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