Random Drug Testing for DOT Employees
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) holds all of its employees to high standards. That is why they require substance abuse screening of all people performing safety-sensitive duties, including those who hold commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). DOT requires people who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to undergo DOT random drug testing.
About the DOT Random Drug Testing Program
Federal law requires DOT random testing of all DOT drivers performing safety-sensitive functions. Specifically, this policy requires DOT-regulated employers to create a testing pool of their CDL drivers who perform safety-sensitive functions and then use a random selection process to test these safety-sensitive employees for alcohol and drug use.
What Controlled Substances Do DOT Random Drug Tests Screen For?
DOT drug and alcohol testing programs screen for the following controlled substances:
- Marijuana (THC)
- Opiates/opioids, including opium and codeine derivatives
- Amphetamines and methamphetamines
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Who Has to Take DOT Drug Tests?
Any CMV operator working for a DOT agency performing a safety-sensitive duty is required to take these tests. Specific DOT agencies and industries/organizations subject to these tests include:
DOT Random Drug Screening Services with CCM
We offer the DOT drug testing services you need to stay compliant with federal regulations, including:
We do more than just these tests, however. We also offer non-DOT testing services,* including:
*Federal guidelines prohibit the inclusion of non-CDL drivers in DOT testing pools.
Choosing CCM for Your Substance Screening Program
Why choose CCM? It’s simple. We offer:
- Fast and reliable test results you can count on.
- An in-house medical review officer (MRO) who reviews each case.
- Walk-in and mobile collection sites for your convenience.
- Complete compliance with all DOT regulations and testing requirements.
- Fair, affordable pricing for all services.
Contact us today to learn more about how CCM can help you run a drug-free workplace.
Disclaimers: This article does not contain professional legal or financial advice.