A commercial driver position means any position which is subject to the State of Kansas Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program for Commercial Drivers established under the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act of 1991. Commercial driver positions require a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate a commercial motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of over 26,000 lbs. or designed to carry more than 16 passengers, including the driver. Position descriptions for commercial driver positions must include a task statement describing commercial driver duties.
A drug and alcohol testing program for commercial drivers is designed to aid in the prevention of accidents and injuries resulting from the use of alcohol or controlled substances by commercial drivers. This program is in accordance with the Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act of 1991 and the State of Kansas Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program for Commercial Drivers. This program is administered by the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and includes all positions requiring a CDL. The testing program includes pre-employment testing, pre-duty testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, follow-up testing and post-accident testing. All employees in a designated CDL position and all supervisors of these positions are required to attend training regarding the program from OHR.