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What You Need to Know About DOT Testing

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Drug Testing for Drivers: What You Need to Know About DOT Testing

If youʼre in an industry that falls under Department of Transportation regulations for drivers, youʼre probably well aware of the drug testing requirements.

You might be staying compliant with the standard five-panel DOT drug screen -- but is that enough?

At, weʼre well aware of the drug testing regulations that pertain to drivers, oil and gas workers, certain federal employees, sensitive transportation workers working in federal agencies, including:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) (No longer part of DOT, but follows DOT procedures)

The DOT regulations require you use a NIDA 5 or DOT Panel test that includes testing for marijuana (THC), Cocaine (COC), Amphetamine (AMP), Opiates (OPI), Phencyclidine (PCP) and Alcohol.

The NIDA 5 test for the five most common drugs of abuse in the United States -- but drug usage in the U.S. is changing.

The regulations for the drugs tested were created many years ago. Today, people may be using other drugs that arenʼt part of the NIDA 5 -- putting your agency at risk of accidents or injuries.

When you want to test for a broader range of drugs that are commonly used in the U.S., can provide. Weʼll help you test your drivers and transportation-related employees for other drugs that are commonly used today, including benzodiazepines such as Klonopin, Restoril, Valium and Xanax, synthetic opioid pain killers including Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, and barbiturates. We can also provide tests that distinguish the difference between ecstasy and methamphetamine and report a positive MDMA sample.

In addition, we can provide alcohol tests that are approved by the DOT. Laboratory testing is required for drug testing -- you canʼt use “instant” or “rapid” tests.


Alco-Screen 02 Alcohol Saliva Test
QED A150 Saliva Alcohol Test
AlcoMate Premium Breathalyzer AL7000 F

Keep your employees compliant with DOT regulations -- as well as testing for other drugs that can put the public at risk. is your solution for all DOT-required testing and more.

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