DOT Drug Testing Information
DOT Drug Testing Information
Prevent DOT Fines and Penalties
DOT Drug Test – Breath Alcohol Test – Consortium – Supervisor Training
Accredited Drug Testing provides DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing at local testing centers for all DOT modes in all states and most cities which complies with all requirements of DOT 49 CFR Part 40. Most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and the process to schedule a DOT drug test or DOT breath alcohol test is FAST AND EASY. DOT consortium/random testing enrollment is also available for employees who are required to be in a random drug testing program. DOT required physicals are also available in all cities and same-day service is available in most cases. If you are on the road, No Worries, we have over 20,000 testing centers throughout the Nation. Schedule online or call us today!
When you need a DOT drug test or DOT breath alcohol test for pre-employment, random or post-accident, call our DOT drug testing scheduling office at (800)221-4291.
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General DOT Information
For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency in which you or your company is regulated by.
Please Note-If you are currently being audited/inspected or found to be in violation by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and you are calling for DOT drug testing or DOT breath alcohol testing, please advise the Accredited Drug Testing staff who specialize in DOT related compliance when ordering DOT drug testing or DOT breath alcohol testing services.
To review DOT 49 CFR Part 40 – Click Here
Who is Covered?
Subject to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations
What will happen to me if I violate a DOT drug & alcohol rule (e.g. test positive, or refuse a test)?
If you or any of your employees are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and hold a safey sensitive designated position then you are required to fully comply with Part 40 of the DOT regulations and the office of drug and alcohol policy compliance.
Compliance with these requirements include pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, post-accident drug testing and reasonable suspicion drug testing. Failure to comply can result in removal from the safety sensitive position, termination and fines or costs associated with violating the DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements.
Your employer is required to immediately remove you from performing safety-sensitive functions. You will not be permitted to return to DOT regulated safety-sensitive functions until you have:
- Undergone an evaluation by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Your employer must provide you with a list of SAPs that you can use;
- Successfully completed any course, counseling or treatment prescribed by the SAP prior to returning to service;
- Undergone a follow up evaluation by the same SAP to determine your compliance with their recommendations; AND
- Provided a breath and/or urine specimen that tests negative for drugs and/or alcohol prior to returning to DOT regulated safety-sensitive functions.
You will also be subject to unannounced “Follow-Up” testing for drugs and/or alcohol for at least 6 times during the first 12 months of active service with the possibility of unannounced testing for up to 60 months (as prescribed by the SAP). The Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up drug tests will be conducted under direct observation.
– See more at: http://www.transportation.gov/odapc/employee#violate
DOT Pre-employment Drug Testing
DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing
The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all covered employees be enrolled in a DOT-approved Random Consortium Selection Program. The selection of any covered employee must be made by a computerized selection process and any covered employee selected for a drug and alcohol test must immediately proceed to take the test once notified.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) determines the percentages that each consortium must select for a drug & alcohol test. As an example, the FMCSA Consortium must select 25% of its members for a drug test annually and 10% for an alcohol test.
Failing to take a random drug or alcohol test once selected can result in substantial fines and penalties by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides a random selection Consortium for covered employees who are required to comply with DOT random testing requirements.
DOT Post Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing
The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that any covered employee immediately proceed to take a drug and breath alcohol test in the event of an accident which falls under the DOT post accident drug and alcohol testing requirements.
When possible the covered employee can contact Accredited Drug Testing Inc and the drug and alcohol test can be conducted at a testing center close to where the accident occurred, however on many occasions a post accident drug and alcohol test will require an on-site/mobile drug testing service which can be provided by Accredited Drug Testing Inc.
Medical Marijuana Related to DOT
“We want to make it perfectly clear that the DOJ guidelines will have no bearing on the Department of Transportation’s regulated drug testing program. We will not change our regulated drug testing program based upon these guidelines to Federal prosecutors.”
Accredited Drug Testing Inc specializes in the development and implementation of a DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy – Call Accredited Drug Testing, (800)221-4291
Additional DOT Drug Testing Information
The Department of Transportation only recognizes and authorizes a 5-panel urine drug test and a breath alcohol test for compliance with 49 CFR Part 40.
The staff of Accredited Drug Testing Inc are certified and trained in DOT drug specimen collections and DOT breath alcohol testing.
Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides DOT physicals nationwide at most drug testing centers and our affiliated medical facilities. All DOT Physicals are administered by an examiner trained and certified by the FMCSA.
Accredited Drug Testing Inc is your “one stop shopping” for all DOT Drug Testing Information and DOT Breath Alcohol Testing.