Non-DOT Testing

You may ask

“What’s the difference between Non-DOT and DOT testing?”

To begin with, Non-DOT employers have a choice whether or not to drug or alcohol test their employees. It may be considered best practice, but that doesn’t mean they’re required to do it. However, DOT safety-sensitive employees are required by federal rules in 49 CFR Part 40 to be tested.

Things a DOT regulated employer must have/do that a Non-DOT employer does not:

There must be a DER(Designated Employer Representative) employed by the DOT regulated company. This person’s duties include removing an employee from duty if there is suspicion of drug or alcohol use, requesting testing for that employee, and ensuring there is a written policy on-site and distributed to each employee which fully explains the drug and alcohol testing program.
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