DOT Random Drug Testing

Any organization falling under DOT jurisdiction is required to randomly test its employees for drugs and alcohol. Not only does this keep you DOT compliant, but random testing also encourages your employees to make good choices on and off the clock.

Random alcohol test must take place during or immediately after a driver has completed their safety-sensitive role (like driving the truck or flying the plane). It also requires all individuals in the “pool” to have an equal chance of being selected. Even if someone does happen to get tested more often than others, in a truly random, scientifically-validated pool, being chosen is truly a matter of chance.

Test Smartly Labs is here to offer random drug testing services guaranteed to meet DOT requirements. We take measures to ensure your selection is guaranteed-random without bias.

We can also manage the selection of random testing through consortium services and pools. Contact us for details!

What percentage of workforce needs tested?

The percentage of employees required for random testing varies from one agency to another. Check out the latest information from the DOT:

DOT Agency 2017 Random Drug Testing Rate 2017 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[FMCSA]
25% 10%
Federal Aviation Administration
[FAA]
25% 10%
Federal Railroad Administration
[FRA]
25% – Covered Service 10% – Covered Service
Federal Railroad Administration
[FRA]
50% – Maintenance of Way * 25% – Maintenance of Way *
Federal Transit Administration
[FTA]
25% 10%
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
[PHMSA]
25% N/A
United States Coast Guard
[USCG]
(now with the Dept. of Homeland Security)
25% N/A