DOT Testing

Anyone designated by Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations as a “safety-sensitive employee” is subject to DOT drug & alcohol testing. This includes the following industries:

  • Aviation – the FAA
  • Commercial Motor Carriers – the FMCSA
  • Maritime – the USCG
  • Pipeline – PHMSA
  • Railroads – FRA
  • Transit – FTA

The drug and alcohol tests are conducted at a certified facility and under a strict protocol to ensure accuracy and fairness. For drug testing, a urine sample will be collected and for alcohol testing, a Breathalyzer will be used.

Tests are given for the following specific conditions:

  • Pre-employment
  • Reasonable suspicion
  • At random
  • Post-accident
  • Return-to-duty
  • Follow-up

Your test results will be confidential. The medical facility and your employer are the only ones who know the results - unless required for legal purposes.