Drug and alcohol abuse levels remain static

The number of commercial driver licensees abusing drugs and alcohol in 2001 showed little change from 2000, according to a FMCSA survey. Based on random testing in 2001, the usage rate for drugs was 1.5%, compared to 2.0% the year before. For alcohol, the percentage of CDL drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0.02 or higher in both 2001 and 2000 was 0.2%. FMCSA says that about 95% of all CDL drivers

The number of commercial driver licensees abusing drugs and alcohol in 2001 showed little change from 2000, according to a FMCSA survey. Based on random testing in 2001, the usage rate for drugs was 1.5%, compared to 2.0% the year before. For alcohol, the percentage of CDL drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0.02 or higher in both 2001 and 2000 was 0.2%. FMCSA says that about 95% of all CDL drivers participated in random testing programs administered primarily by their companies.

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