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DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance

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Is the United States Coast Guard (USCG) a DOT Agency with respect to the DOT’s drug and alcohol testing regulation, 49 CFR Part 40?

Although included in the definition of a DOT Agency [see §40.3], the USCG is a DOT Agency with respect to Part 40 only when the USCG regulation [e.g., 46 CFR Part 16 or 46 CFR Part 4] incorporates Part 40 to carry out its chemical testing regula...

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Applying for a US Coast Guard credential, how do I get the required drug test and completion of the DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form (CG-719P)?

Very easy, all of this is provided by National Drug Screening with one easy phone call or click.  Call 866-843-4545 or Click Here. USCG DOT Urine Test with CG - 719P - This urine DOT drug test is often required by the Coast Guard and requires a...

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Is a US Coast Guard mariner employee required to have in his possession a card verifying that he/she is enrolled into a drug testing consortium?

There is no regulatory requirement for an employee to carry a form of proof that they are a member of a consortium. There is no regulatory requirement for an employee to be a member of a consortium. It is the responsibility of the marine employer to...

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Does the Coast Guard approve TPA\'s for drug testing services?

There is no regulatory requirement that a marine employer must use a testing provider that holds a USCG-issue Letter of Regulatory Compliance (LORC). The USCG has not issued an LORC since 2012. There is currently no valid USCG-issued LORC in existenc...

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I’ve got a client who had a positive DOT pre-employment test and requested split specimen testing, do I have liability if I do not hire the person as I already hired another person?

I’ve got a client who had a DOT pre-employment that went into extended lab testing and review. The client then received a call by the MRO office saying the drug test was positive for amphetamines/methamphetamine but that the job candidate had o...

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Who determines whether an accident qualifies for a DOT post accident drug or alcohol test?

The supervisor at the scene of the accident/event should know the testing criteria and make a good faith effort decision to test or not test based on the information available at the time. The supervisor may consult with others, but the supervisor is...

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How do I get ready for a DOT FMCSA saftey audit, inspection or new entrant exam?

FMCSA Compliance Issues Please be prepared upon a new entrant exam, inspection or safety exam to have on hand the following items for FMCSA officials who will conduct your inspections. A copy of your written Controlled Substances and Alcohol Test...

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Does a C/TPA managing a Coast Guard Consortium have any reporting requirements to Coast Guard?

Answer from Former Drug and Alcohol Program Manager for the US Coast Guard, Robert Schoening ...  There are no mandatory reporting requirements for C/TPAs. The regs are that the marine employer is responsible for all reporting&nb...

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What can I expect from by FMCSA new entrant exam?

The FMCSA New Entrant will be monitored during the initial 18-month period. Generally audits, compliance reviews/interventions take place at the principal place of business. Some are conducted via mail or electronic.  What to expe...

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What is a DER or Designated Employer Representative?

The DER is a term used in DOT drug and alcohol testing programs and recently also becoming popular for non-DOT drug and alcohol testing programs.  The DER or primary contact person is the employer representative for the drug and alcohol testing...

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Is Supervisor Training required for Owner Operators?

Owner operators are not subject to DOT supervisor training.  49 CFR 382.603 is the applicable regulation requiring supervisors of commercial motor vehicle drivers who operate vehicles that require a commercial driver license to take 60 minutes ...

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What if the driver of the passenger vehicle in the above situation is only moderately injured and receives immediate treatment away from the scene of the accident?

Your driver would require a drug and alcohol test ONLY if he/she received a citation for a moving traffic violation which is unlikely since he/she was stopped at a stop sign. ...

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What if an alcohol and drug test cannot be performed within the allotted times? Am I in violation of the regulations?

You are in violation only if you do not document and maintain a record on file of why the tests were not able to be conducted. ...

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What if a driver is involved in an accident in which a vehicle is towed and he/she receives a citation a week later?

There is no need to conduct an alcohol or a drug test if more than eight hours and 32 hours, respectively, have passed since the accident happened.  ...

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What are DOT MIS Reports or Management Information System Reports?

Management Information System reports apply to DOT testing only.  The MIS report is submitted on a MIS DATA Collection Form.  There are varying requirements for MIS reporting depending on the mode of transportation the employer is...

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When will DOT approve electronic custody and control (eCCF) forms?

It is approved but not available yet, watch for further updates. The final rule was issued Monday, April 13, 2015. Notice:  Electronic Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form 49 CFR Part 40 – Final Rule (FR) Effective April 13, 20...

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Do you offer 24/7 emergency drug test collections and breath alcohol testing for post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing?

Yes, National Drug Screening can facilitate 24/7 emergency drug test collections and breath alcohol testing for post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing. 24/7 Emergency Collections for Drug and Alcohol Testing available direct from USA Mobile ...

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For US Coast Guard Testing - Are foreign flagged ships and crews subject to DOT drug & alcohol testing?

If a foreign flagged ship has a Serious Marine Incident (SMI) in U.S. waters, they are required to do DOT drug and alcohol testing. The term Serious Marine Incident (SMI) includes the following events involving a vessel in commercial service: (a) An...

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What is a shy bladder in DOT drug testing?

Shy Bladder in DOT Drug Testing .... SHY BLADDER - INABILITY TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE URINE SPECIMEN FOR A DRUG TEST US DOT has provided specific procedures for dealing with applicants or employees who present for a DOT urine test, but are unable to ...

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What are requirements for a drug testing policy for a trucking or bus company?

The DOT, along with FMCSA, have regulations requiring commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators required to maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL) to be tested for alcohol and drugs Part 382.601 provides for Policy Components Required by the F...

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What is the DOT five panel test?

As specified in DOT regulations 49 CFR part 40, Section 40.87; the following substances will be tested for: (subject to change if the regulation changes) Initial test analyte Initial test cutoff concentration Confirmatory test anal...

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What Happens if my Employees Don’t Complete the Random Drug Testing Selections?

Random Drug Testing ...There are two answers to the question on random drug testing depending on whether the random selection program is a DOT regulated program or a non-DOT program.  National Drug Screening random drug testing random managemen...

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Does DOT allow electronic custody and control forms for required DOT drug testing?

June 1, 2014  - Not currently but soon. May 29, 2014 - Last week, the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry (DATIA) put on an outstanding conference for professionals in the drug and alcohol industry.    The conference had record br...

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What are your DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Services?

DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Services ...Serving all DOT modes of transportation with compliance and quality.  Our programs include: Required DOT drug & alcohol testing written policy Required DOT drug and alcohol testing: pre-employm...

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Do you offer DOT Supervisor Training?

DOT Supervisor Training Solutions ”A Supervisor’s Guide to Reasonable Suspicion Training” is a two-hour, on-line web course that discusses the testing process, signs & symptoms of drug use, confrontation procedures, referral fo...

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What are DOT MIS Reports?

Employers subject to DOT or USCG drug and alcohol testing regulations must submit their annual drug and alcohol testing data as required by their respective DOT Agency or the USCG. The annual drug and alcohol testing data being submitted for a speci...

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