FMCSA Drug And Alcohol Testing For Commercial Truckers

New Era Drug Testing proudly works with more than 10,000 DOT-approved FMCSA drug testing locations across the United States in order to help keep the public roads safe, making us a top choice for drug and alcohol testing for commercial truck drivers. This includes any person or company who manages employees operating a commercial motor vehicle that:

  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed to transport 16 occupants or more
  • Is used in the transport of hazardous materials

Our FMCSA drug and alcohol testing services include drug testing programs, compliance testing, training resources for staff, background screenings, and more.

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FMCSA Drug Testing Compliant Program

FMCSA Drug Testing Compliant Program

We offer FMCSA drug and alcohol testing programs that is convenient and affordable.

DOT compliance is highly enforced with commercial truck drivers. With thousands of accidents per year across the United States that are caused by commercial truckers who are intoxicated, it’s absolutely critical to help prevent these accidents by regularly administering truck driver drug testing. Truck companies and owner-operators must follow the FMCSA drug testing regulations that have been put into place by the DOT. Staying compliant with these rules isn’t just good practice—it’s the law. When a driver fails their DOT compliance drug test, they are penalized.

At New Era Drug Testing, we know the in’s and out’s of the commercial trucking industry regulations. Our goal is to help keep everyone safe and to help commercial truck drivers do their best.

Conducting Drug Testing For Commercial Truck Drivers

Pre-Employment Testing

When a commercial truck driver applies at a company, they will be required to have a pre-employment drug screening to ensure the safety of the drivers and the public. This DOT compliance regulation also applies to self-owned and operated truck drivers.

Post-Accident Testing

If a commercial truck driver is involved in an accident while on duty, he or she will have to undergo FMCSA post-accident drug testing. This is a very important part of the policy of any commercial trucking company, and a driver is not allowed to refuse it.

Random Testing

Every commercial truck driver will be subject to FMCSA random drug testing. This process is entirely random and has been designed to ensure the safety of the drivers and the public. Alcohol tests can be given just prior to, during, or directly after a delivery.

Reasonable Suspicion Tests

If a commercial truck driver has been suspected of drug or alcohol abuse by their employer or supervisor, they will be required to have a drug or alcohol screening. An employer’s suspicions can be based on several factors.

Return-to-Duty Testing

When a commercial truck driver has disobeyed DOT compliance regulations, they are penalized with being off duty. When they are allowed to return to service, they will be required to have a return-to-duty drug screening.

Follow-Up Testing

After a commercial truck driver has violated DOT compliance regulations, they will be required to have regular follow-up drug screenings. The number of these screenings will be decided by a substance abuse professional.

Truck Drivers And Owner Operators Compliance

Every commercial trucking company, including self-owned and operated commercial truck drivers, are required by law to administer truck driver drug testing as well as alcohol testing. DOT regulations are expected to be strictly followed, and if they aren’t, truck drivers can be permanently removed from their jobs.

Pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, and post-accident drug testing all must be done for commercial truck companies, as well as reasonable suspicion drug testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing. Self-owned and operated truckers also must have an official drug-free policy just as a trucking company needs to, as well as a designated person who oversees the policy.

It’s important for commercial trucking companies to 100% obey DOT FMCSA drug testing and alcohol regulations in order to keep their drivers and the public safe—as well as their own reputation. New Era provides everything a company or an owner operator will need in order to stay DOT compliant.

Drug Test Locations

With over 10,000 DOT-approved FMCSA drug testing locations across the United States, New Era Drug Testing makes DOT compliance simple and convenient. We’ve partnered with laboratories that are staffed with the best in the industry: certified lab technicians who follow protocol and are experienced in the world of professional specimen collecting, testing, analysis, and reporting. New Era entirely complies with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp.

Nationwide Testing Laboratories

DOT Drug and Alcohol Test Includes

Urine-Only Drug Tests (Some Exceptions for Post-Accident)

Marijuana Metabolites (THC)

Cocaine Metabolites

Phencyclidine (PCP)

Amphetamines and Methamphetamines

Opiate Metabolites (Codeine, Morphine, Heroin)

Required Drug Testing Documents for Records

Custody Control Forms

Test Results

Testing Process Administration

Return-to-Duty Process Administration

Employee Training

Supervisor Training

Affordable DOT Compliance Drug And Alcohol Testing Programs.