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Coastal Drug Testing provides DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing in all states and most cities which complies with all requirements of DOT 49 CFR Part 40. Most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and the process to schedule a DOT drug test or DOT breath alcohol test is FAST AND EASY. Coastal Drug Testing has certified DOT drug testing centers throughout the United States. No appointment is necessary, but you must call and register for a DOT Drug Test or DOT Breath Alcohol Test. To register call (800)828-7086 When you need a DOT drug test or DOT breath alcohol test for pre-employment, random or post-accident, call our DOT drug testing scheduling office at (800)828-7086.

Ask about our complete DOT Compliance Package General DOT Information For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency in which you or your company is regulated by.

Please Note -If you are currently being audited/inspected or found to be in violation by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and you are calling for DOT drug testing or DOT breath alcohol testing, please advise the Accredited Drug Testing DOT Specialist when ordering DOT drug testing or DOT breath alcohol testing services. To review DOT 49 CFR Part 40 -Click Here

Who is Covered?

  • Truck Drivers- CDL Operators
  • Train Engineers
  • Boat Captains- Officers
  • Airplane Mechanics
  • Airline Pilots- Flight Attendants
  • Pipeline Workers

Subject to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations

  • If you or your company operate vehicles with a gross weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds
  • If you or your company operate vehicles which can transport 16 or more passengers. (Including the driver)
  • If you or your company operate vehicles which transport hazardous materials.

What will happen to me if I violate a DOT drug & alcohol rule (e.g., test positive, or refuse a test)?

If you or any of your employees are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and hold a safety sensitive designated position, then you are required to fully comply with Part 40 of the DOT regulations and the office of drug and alcohol policy compliance. Compliance with these requirements include pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, post-accident drug testing and reasonable suspicion drug testing. Failure to comply can result in removal from the safety sensitive position, termination and fines or costs associated with violating the DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements. Your employer is required to immediately remove you from performing safety-sensitive functions. You will not be permitted to return to DOT regulated safety-sensitive functions until you have:

  • Undergone an evaluation by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Your employer must provide you with a list of SAPs that you can use.
  • Successfully completed any course, counseling or treatment prescribed by the SAP prior to returning to service.
  • Undergone a follow up evaluation by the same SAP to determine your compliance with their recommendations; AND
  • Provided a breath and/or urine specimen that tests negative for drugs and/or alcohol prior to returning to DOT regulated safety-sensitive functions.

You will also be subject to unannounced "Follow-Up" testing for drugs and/or alcohol for at least 6 times during the first 12 months of active service with the possibility of unannounced testing for up to 60 months (as prescribed by the SAP). The Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up drug tests will be conducted under direct observation. - See more at: http://www.transportation.gov/odapc/employee#violate

DOT Pre-employment Drug Testing DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all covered employees be enrolled in a DOT approved Random Consortium Selection Program. The selection of any covered employee must be made by a computerized selection process and any covered employee selected for a drug and alcohol test must immediately proceed to take the test once notified. The Department of Transportation (DOT) determines the percentages that each consortium must select for a drug & alcohol test. As an example, the FMCSA Consortium must select 25% of its members for a drug test annually and 10% for an alcohol test.

Failing to take a random drug or alcohol test once selected can result in substantial fines and penalties by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Coastal Drug Testing provides a DOT approved random selection Consortium for covered employees who are required to comply with DOT random testing requirements.

DOT Post Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that any covered employee immediately proceed to take a drug and breath alcohol test in the event of an accident which falls under the DOT post-accident drug and alcohol testing requirements. When possible, the covered employee can contact

Coastal Drug Testing and the drug and alcohol test can be conducted at a testing center close to where the accident occurred, however on many occasions a post-accident drug and alcohol test will require an on-site/mobile drug testing service which can be provided by Coastal Drug Testing.

Medical Marijuana Related to DOT

"We want to make it perfectly clear that the DOJ guidelines will have no bearing on the Department of Transportation's regulated drug testing program. We will not change our regulated drug testing program based upon these guidelines to Federal prosecutors.

Coastal Drug Testing specializes in the development and implementation of a DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy -

Additional DOT Drug Testing Information

The Department of Transportation only recognizes and authorizes a 5-panel urine drug test and a breath alcohol test for compliance with 49 CFR Part 40. The staff of Coastal Drug Testing are certified and trained in DOT drug specimen collections and DOT breath alcohol testing. Coastal Drug Testing provides DOT physicals nationwide at most drug testing centers and our affiliated medical facilities. All DOT Physicals are administered by an examiner trained and certified by the FMCSA.

Once registered you will receive your donor pass via E-mail and then you can proceed directly to the testing center listed on your test registration form.

You must register prior to proceeding to the testing center. Same day service is available, and most drug testing locations are within minutes of your home or office.

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