California PUC Requirements for Regulated Industries
Who is Regulated by the PUC Controlled Substance and Alcohol Program?
All Passenger Stage (PSC) and Charter-Party (TCP) applicants who employ drivers that will operate vehicles having a seating capacity of 15 persons or less, including the driver, must comply with the Commission's controlled substance and alcohol testing certification program.
Vessel Common Carrier (VCC) - a carrier that transports passengers from one point to another on water, such as a Ferry
What Am I Required To Do?
Enroll in a Consortium (random testing pool)
All drivers must enroll in a random drug and alcohol testing program
Written Substance Abuse Policy
A drug testing program, specific to the CPUC rules, must be implemented
Owner operators and employees are required to have drug/alcohol training
Reasonable Suspicion Training
Training is mandatory for all Supervisors/Mgmt and personnel that oversee drivers
Min. 2 hr training on recognizing the signs & symptoms of use/abuse for drugs & alcohol
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
At minimum, a referral process for employees who voluntarily seek help
as well as those who are mandated to get assistance.
Reasons for Drug Testing
Reasonable Suspicion Testing*
Return to Duty Testing*
*Note: alcohol testing is/may be required