The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) have drug testing standards that employees in safety-sensitive roles must meet to perform in these positions.  The mandate is regulated under the Code of Federal Regulation’s 49 CFR, Part 40.  Furthermore, many companies are implementing NON-DOT Programs to identify and/or discourage the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of legal substances and prescription medication.

International Drug Detection, LLC, a DISA company, offers a broad range of drug testing options to help meet your need:

DOT Testing

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulation’s 49 CFR, Part 40 is very specific regarding the terms of DOT testing.  DOT test means that you work in a Department of Transportation regulated, safety-sensitive position and must have a pre-employment test before starting work with a new employer, and submit to random tests.  DOT tests are required for all employees in safety-sensitive roles.  49 CFR, Part 40 also stipulates the use of urine as the basis for testing.  Urine remains the most commonly used method of drug detection.  Drugs metabolize into the system almost immediately after drug use and can be detected soon after use during urine tests.  DOT tests are always a 5-panel urine test designed to detect:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine (COC)
  • Amphetamines (AMP)
  • Opiates (OPI)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

All drug tests are processed by laboratories certified by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), and reviewed by an MRO (Medical Review Officer).

If your company requires DOT testing, IDD can help to implement a program that will ensure you fully comply with the terms of the Code of Federal Regulations.  Please contact us at 504.620.0070, or click here to send an email for more information.