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Education / FAQ's

The world of drug and alcohol testing and DOT Compliance can be confusing and intimidating. We hope you'll find the information here helpful. If you have further questions, please feel free to call your nearest location.


The regulation is written and interpreted by ODAPC and the DOT Office of General Counsel (OGC): Code of Federal Regulation 40.5

Department of Transportation Agencies you may refer to a specific web site : Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Pipeline Hazardous Safety Administration, Coast Guard.

Each administration has a section for Drug and Alcohol Testing “Applicability” with “Safety Sensitive Duties” defined for that particular administration.

How do I know if my company is required to test for the Federal Department of Transportation?


DOT drugs that can be tested are regulated by DOT regulation. The 5-Panel includes THC-Marijuana, COC-Cocaine, PCP-Phencyclidine, OPI-Opiates, & AMP-Amphetamines.


NON Regulated wider range of testing is available.

Does my company have a choice of drugs to test for?


A drug and alcohol testing policy may be implemented under your company authority whether you are DOT regulated or not. Check with your state regulations that might affect your requirements. CFR Part 40.13

If my company is not DOT regulated, can I still have a drug testing program?


What are the employers responsibilities?
Learn the DOT compliance requirements to meet: CFR Part 40.29


Below are the links to the Code of Federal Regulation

CFR Part 40   CFR Part 382

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