The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Website now features the Controlled Substances/Alcohol Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet. This new factsheet is the fourth in a series of seven that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released on January 17, 2012 to better educate motor carriers, commercial motor vehicle drivers, and other industry stakeholders on CSA’s seven safety categories. Motor carriers and drivers can access this factsheet, as well as the other BASIC factsheets, on the Resources page.
This week FMCSA is drawing attention to the Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC factsheet, which covers driver impairment due to alcohol, illegal drugs, and the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications, as outlined under Parts 382 and 392 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Motor carriers and drivers can refer to this factsheet for information regarding the types of documents associated with this BASIC they should keep, such as driver evaluations and referrals, and for information about how to address problems related to controlled substances and alcohol.