If your company or organization works in some capacity with the agencies listed below, then you are regulated by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for purposes of drug and alcohol testing.
If you’re regulated by the DOT, then you probably know how very detailed those regulations are.
|DOT Agency||Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations||Random Drug Testing Rate||Random Alcohol Testing Rate|
|Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)||For employers and employees in the aviation industry. 49 CFR Part 120||25%||10%|
|Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)||For carriers and commercial driver’s license holders (CDL). 49 CFR Part 382||25%||10%|
|Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)||For employers and employees working in the mass transit industry. 49 CFR Part 214||25% Covered Service; 50% Maintenance of Way||10% Covered Service; 25% Maintenance of Way|
|Federal Transit Administration (FTA)||For employers and employees working in the mass transit industry. 49 CFR Part 655||25%||10%|
|United States Coast Guard (USCG)||For employers and employees operating commercial vessels. 46 CFR Parts 4 and 16, 49 CFR Part 40, 33 CFR 95||25%||N/A|
|Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)||For operators and employees working in the pipeline industry. 49 CFR Part 199||25%||N/A|
The list of requirements is, and DOT is specific about the sanctions and substantial fines that happen to organizations that do not follow the rules.
That’s why it’s smart for employers to work with Timely Testing. We perform DOT testing for many of our clients, and have procedures in place to make sure we and you are in compliance.