DOT Supervisor 60/60 Online Training Course and Video

Note: Owner Operators who do not supervise other truck drivers DO NOT need to take this course.

So if you are an owner operator with one tractor and you are the only driver you do not need to take this course.

  • Owner-operators are not subject to DOT supervisor training. However, you are still required to register with a consortium for DOT drug and alcohol testing.
The above is from FMCSA, here is the full link:

There are two regulation you have to know about:

49 CFR 382.603 - Training for supervisors


49 CFR 382.307 - Reasonable suspicion testing

Ok what should you do if you supervise other employees who perform safety sensitive functions.

The first place to check out dot supervisor training video  - These folks have a great on line course and video to make you comply with the 60/60 minutes training required.

How it works is you watch the video and the additional slides at the end of the video. Then you do an exercise to show you understood and remember what you saw in video.

When you have completed all the video watching and performed the exercises you will be issued a certificate that states you have performed the 60/60 minutes of training.

Once you get the certificate you will be in compliance with the red writing below.

§382.603   Training for supervisors.

Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo testing under §382.307. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances. Recurrent training for supervisory personnel is not required

DOT Reasonable Suspicion -‎  

All drivers will have to sign up for a drug and alcohol testing program. Do not confuse the DOT Supervisor Training part to the fact that every CDL driver must be tested and the test results must be kept on record.

The California Highway Patrol has a great checklist in PDF for every driver of a CMV to go over.


Be aware of:: VC 34501.16
This is the prohibition against operating a CMV with a breath alcohol concentration of 0.01 or above?


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