DOT Pre-Employment Testing

DOT Pre-Employment Drug Testing

DOT Consortium provides a full range of DOT required testing services which comply with 49 CFR Part 40 including DOT pre-employment drug testing, DOT breath alcohol testing, DOT consortium program, DOT supervisor training and DOT drug policy development.

Drug testing centers are located nationwide and within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

To schedule a DOT Pre-Employment Drug Test or to join the DOT random pool/consortium, Schedule online 24/7 or Call (800)221-4291.

Pre-Employment As a new hire, you are required to submit to a drug test. Employers may, but are not required to, conduct alcohol testing.6 6 Not every DOT agency requires a pre-employment alcohol test. Only after your employer receives a negative drug test result (and negative alcohol test result – if administered) may you begin performing safety-sensitive functions. This also applies if you are a current employee transferring from a non-safety-sensitive function into a safety-sensitive position (even if it is the same employer

The DOT pre-employment drug test is a 5 panel urine drug test which must be analyzed by a SAMHSA Certified Laboratory and verified by a Medical Review Officer. A DOT drug test screens for the following:




Phencyclidine (PCP)



DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements include pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and return to duty testing.

The department of transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated “safety sensitive” employees have on file a negative DOT pre-employment drug test result and be a member of a DOT approved random selection consortium. In addition, if a DOT regulated company has more than one “safety sensitive” employee, the employer must also have a written DOT drug and alcohol policy and an on-site supervisor must have completed supervisor training for reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use or impairment.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has specific drug and alcohol testing requirements for the following governmental agencies,

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

To review the Department of Transportations (DOT) drug testing regulations – CLICK HERE

Avoid DOT fines and penalties, be complaint with all DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, have a pre-employment DOT drug test on file.