DOT drug testing pool

What drugs are CDL drivers in a random DOT drug testing pool tested for?


CDL drivers who are part of a random DOT drug testing pool require to test negatively for the following drugs -

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamines
  • Opiates including opium and codeine derivatives
  • Phencyclidine or PCP

As a random drug testing consortium and one of the best in the USA, we at Labworks USA provide you with comprehensive tests including urine testing, hair testing, oral fluid testing and alcohol testing. Irrespective of your industry, Labworks USA is a random DOT FMSCA, and FTA testing consortium that has the tools to meet all your needs.

When to get tested?


At Labworks USA, we offer a range of tests that are meant to be taken at different points in a professional's career:

Pre-Employment testing: This is the most common type of random FMCSA drug and alcohol testing. Prospective employees need to have been part of a qualified DOT random drug and alcohol testing program within 30 days of being considered for a new DOT safety sensitive position. If they have not, then they will need to take a DOT Pre-employment drug test before they can drive for the new company. The latter can choose not to hire the candidate if they fail the test.

Post-incident testing: This type of drug and alcohol testing includes employees who have recently been involved in a workplace accident. The tests help employers gauge if the employee was under the influence of an illegal substance when the incident occurred. Depending on what the individual's duties were at the time of the incident will determine if the drug and alcohol tests will need to be DOT or non-DOT tests. Your DOT certified supervisor or designated employee representative (DER) will make this determination.

Post-accident testing: There are only three circumstances under which a DOT post-accident drug and alcohol test MUST be conducted according to FMCSA regulations. 1) A test must ALWAYS be conducted on a surviving driver when an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle results in a FATALITY. The driver DOES NOT need to be cited for a moving traffic violation nor does the driver need to be deemed at fault. If a fatality occurs, the driver is tested. Under the next two circumstances, a driver must submit to a drug and alcohol test ONLY IF THE DRIVER IS CITED FOR A MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATION!! 2) A test must be conducted if the driver receives a citation for a moving traffic violation AND one or more of the vehicles involved in the accident is towed from the scene of the accident; OR 3) The driver receives a citation for a moving traffic violation AND one or more persons involved in the accident immediately receive medical treatment away from the scene of the accident. Emergency onsite tests can be very expensive so be sure you or your driver needs a test before ordering, but remember time is of the essence. The alcohol test should be conducted within two hours of the accident, the drug test within 32 hours of the accident. If the alcohol test is not conducted within two hours, the employer should continue to make an effort to have the driver tested for up to eight hours and prepare and maintain, on file, a record why the test was not administered. If a drug test is not conducted within 32 hours of the accident, the employer shall cease any attempt to administer a drug test and prepare and maintain, on file, a record stating the reasons why the test was not administered.

Return to Duty and Follow-up testing: This kind of DOT drug and alcohol testing includes employees who have previously failed/tested positive for a random drug or alcohol test. After the employee has been evaluated by a substance abuse professional (SAP) and has completed the return to duty program dictated by the SAP there will be at least 6 follow up tests in the first 12 month period. Refer to the DOT regulations for more detail. In fact, these are but just a few of the tests that Labworks USA has to offer. As a DOT Consortium third party administrator (C/TPA), we offer a comprehensive list of tests that include -

  • Random drug testing
  • Reasonable suspicion drug testing
  • Periodic drug testing

Why Labworks USA is the best random DOT drug and alcohol testing consortium covering FMCSA and FTA modalities?


Labworks USA is the best random FMCSA and FTA drug and alcohol testing consortium because it is not just another random DOT drug and alcohol testing consortium. It is a friend of the transport industry. Here, we care not just about your company's testing records but also the well-being of you and your employees. We care about your career and we care about your family's future.

At Labworks USA, America's favorite random DOT drug testing consortium, we combine state of the art technology with precision and care. We provide complete top-to-bottom solutions for all your random FMCSA and FTA testing needs. We provide detailed reports and analysis that can help you grow and become a law-abiding and compliant, productive employee or employer.

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