Trucking Accidents in South Dakota - Alcohol and Drug Testing Requirements for Drivers


In 1991, Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act in response to the problem of people in the transportation industry driving after using alcohol or illegal drugs.

The Act required Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies to implement drug and alcohol testing, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted regulations requiring all operators with a commercial driver's license (CDL) to undergo this testing.

If you were injured in a large truck accident in South Dakota, here is what you need to know about these rules so you can determine if driver intoxication caused your accident.

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