DOT Drug Test

Positive DOT Test

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requires commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders and their employers to adhere to Dot policies. These rules cover testing procedures, testing frequency, and substances tested for.

In 1991 The United States Congress recognized the need for a dot free transportation industry which prompted them to pass the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, requiring DOT agencies to conduct dot testing on safety-sensitive transportation employees. https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/

You can find these rules and regulations published in the Office of dot Policy Compliance (ODAPC). The specific laws can be found in Code 49 of Federal Regulations (CFR) and in Part 40, which includes the procedures to use when testing and how to return an employee to safety-sensitive duty.

Click on this link: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

Even though your employer is responsible for providing you with the necessary information on dot testing protocols, it is ultimately your responsibility as an employee to follow all rules and regulations to keep our roads safe.

Who is impacted?

Anyone who has been designated as a DOT safety-sensitive employee is subject to dot testing. The tasks performed by the employee, not their job title, determine whether they are safety-sensitive employees. Even if you are qualified for duty but are not currently performing it, you are still eligible to be tested if you need to fill in for an emergency. These employees have jobs that can jeopardize their own and the public’s safety.

For More information click on this link: https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/

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