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DOT Drug Testing: Part 40 - Employee Notice

This is a reminder that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing program will soon require testing for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone).  The change is effective January 1, 2018. 

What does this mean for...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.210

Subpart I—Problems in Drug Tests

§ 40.210 Are drug tests other than urine permitted under the regulations?

            No.  Drug tests other than on urine specimens are not authorized for testing under this part.  Only urine...

Notice: Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form

On Monday November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule in the Federal Register.  The final rule, among other items, added four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone) to our drug testing panel.  It also added...

Notice: Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form

On August 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget approved a revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) and authorized the continued use of the ‘old’ CCF until June 30, 2018.

What does this mean for the DOT drug testing program?

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News Digest - DOT 14-17

FMCSA Initiates Annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit their 2016 USDOT drug and alcohol...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.209

Subpart I—Problems in Drug Tests§ 40.209 What procedural problems do not result in the cancellation of a test and do not require corrective action? (a) As a collector, laboratory, MRO, employer or other person administering the drug testing process, you must document any errors in the testing...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.208

Subpart I—Problems in Drug Tests§ 40.208 What problem requires corrective action but does not result in the cancellation of a test? (a) If, as a laboratory, collector, employer, or other person implementing the DOT drug testing program, you become aware that the specimen temperature on the CCF...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.207

Subpart I—Problems in Drug Tests§ 40.207 What is the effect of a cancelled drug test? (a) A cancelled drug test is neither positive nor negative. (1) As an employer, you must not attach to a cancelled test the consequences of a positive test or other violation of a DOT drug testing...