Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations are very specific about every aspect of drug and alcohol testing.



As a Third Party Administrator, National Medtest, Inc. provides regulatory and management expertise unsurpassed in the industry.  Let us serve you with a comprehensive and cost effective program.  Our comprehensive program includes the following services.

DER's Drug and Alcohol Testing Manual

National Medtest, Inc. has compiled all DOT required drug and alcohol testing materials for the Designated Employer Representative (DER) in one quick and easy manual, including educational materials for employees.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

National Medtest, Inc. is available to review your company's drug and alcohol policy and make recommended changes (if needed) in order to stay in compliance with DOT regulations.

Random Selection

DOT-FMCSA regulation §382.305(i)(1) states:

The selection of drivers for random alcohol and controlled substances testing shall be made by a scientifically valid method, such as a random number table or a computer-based random number generator that is matched with drivers' Social Security numbers, payroll identification numbers, or other comparable identifying numbers.

National Medtest, Inc. has several different options to stay compliant with this regulation.  Your company may choose, depending on the number of drivers, to participate in a multi-company consortia or a single-company consortia.

Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

DOT-FMCSA regulation §382.603 states:

Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use.  The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exits to require a driver to undergo testing under §382.307.  The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.  Recurrent training for supervisory personnel is not required. 

DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors is available in different formats.  For more information please contact us at (800) 511-8378.

Post-Accident Testing

DOT regulations are very specific about when a DOT post-accident test is required.  Please see §382.303. National Medtest, Inc. is available 24/7 for our comprehensive programs.

Laboratory Testing

Per DOT regulations, National Medtest, Inc. sends all Federal drug testing to a SAMSHA certified laboratory.  The samples are tested for the following panel according to DOT regulations:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Opiate
    • 6 AM
  • Phencyclidine
  • Amphetamines
    • MDMA

Audit Consulting

National Medtest, Inc. is available for DOT audit consulting via our toll free support number 800-511-8378. 

Contact us today for more information.