What is the PUC’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Program?

Applicants for PSC or TCP operating authority must provide for a mandatory controlled substance and alcohol testing program as adopted by the Commission pursuant to Public Utilities Code Sections 1032.1 and 5374(a)(2) and b)(1)(I).

The program, which is substantially similar to federal drug testing regulations, applies to drivers who operate vehicles with a seating capacity of 15 persons or less.

Program requirements are set forth in Commission Resolutions TL-18716 and TL-18760.

Included are:

  • Requirements for Pre-Employment
  • Random and Post Accident Testing of Drivers
  • Employee Education, and
  • Supervisor Training

Applicants who will employ drivers to operate vehicles seating 16 persons or more are required to comply with the federal regulations.


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