Breath alcohol testing DOT

When establishing an effective alcohol testing program, you will need to perform certain specialized services. You will need someone to Operate the testing equipment Report the results Assess drivers who test positive (unlike the controlled substances testing...

The Effects of Painkillers on the Brain and Body

Drug abuse of painkillers can cause harmful effects on the brain and body of the person using the substance. Painkillers can refer to a number of both over-the-counter (OTC), prescription and illicit drugs, but more often than not related to narcotic painkillers like...

What is the FMCSA Return-to-Duty process?

The DOT requires the following specific steps to be taken following a positive test: Removal from safety-sensitive functions (i.e., driving) immediately: Even if on the road in another state, he/she must be notified to cease driving as soon it’s safe to do so. Initial...

Understanding the urine drug test

You will likely take the urine drug test in a bathroom specifically prepared for drug testing. The test procedure includes the following steps: You will receive a specimen cup from the person administering the test. You’ll need to leave your purse, briefcase, or other...

Probation Drug Testing

In the last few years, drug testing has become common in both the private and public sectors due to two factors: (1) a growing awareness that drug abuse is a serious and widespread social problem, and (2) advances in technology that allow tests to be done quickly,...