DOT Drug Testing

DOT Drug Testing

Stay on top of DOT testing regulations for drug & alcohol. We can help you set up workplace policies and help you with random testing. A DOT-compliant drug testing program requires 5 key elements.

Written Policy

A Drug-free workplace policy is the backbone of your drug-testing program. It informs why the company tests, how it tests, and the consequences of non-compliance. Your Safety Department will review your current drug-free policy. If you don’t have one, we’ll help you produce one. It should be fair, clear, and effective.

Supervisor Training (Reasonable Suspicion)

We’ll train supervisors how to recognize a drug or alcohol problem, and help them feel comfortable with their responsibilities. What is she allowed to do? What must she do? Training can be in person or via web, or a combination.

Employee Assistance

You’ll have the tools to detect problems, but not the expertise to help employees with substance abuse issues. You don’t have to pay for for it, but if an employee has a substance problem, you need to provide a resource.

Employee Education

We’ll supply the materials that set the proper expectations. (Every so often, people mysteriously resign at this stage, which tells you the program is already making your workplace safer.)


Random testing is the best deterrent. We also test for pre-employment, post-accident, return to duty, and follow-up (especially for DOT-mandated companies). The FMCSA Raised Random Drug Testing Rate to 50% For 2020. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on December 27, 2019 that beginning on January 1, 2020, the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing is 50% of the average number of driver positions.


Your Safety Department


21 July 2019


Drug and Alcohol Testing