What are the Commercial Vehicle Driver Safety Rules
A driver’s qualification file must be maintained where all aspects of a driver’s qualification are preserved.
A pre-hire screen must be conducted, and motor carriers must also randomly test for drugs and alcohol.
Following an accident involving a fatality there must be a drug and alcohol test.
If a test should have been conducted in a fatality crash, but wasn’t, the victim’s family may be entitled to a court ruling that a jury is free to presume the driver was using alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.