Drug Testing & Role of DOT Compliance Group - Simplifying DOT Compliance for Transport Industry

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DOT Compliance Group stays connected with their clients throughout the year and keeps on corresponding with them through regular newsletters and updates regarding the DOT and FMCSA guidelines. It is their goal to keep the players in the trucking industry compliant with the various requirements laid down by the two organizations. For this purpose, DOT Compliance Group sends out personalized letters containing reminders with respect to their compliance and the respective due date for them to get it renewed so that any fines and penalties can be avoided. They also take efforts to educate their clients on the various drugs that numerous tests can detect.

Panel 5 - Most Commonly Administered Drug Test in the Transport Industry

Testing conducted will always be according to FMCSA and DOT guidelines. They are going to check for five illicit drugs, including some other substances as listed by the two entities or as the case may be.

  • Alcohol (ethanol, ethyl alcohol, booze)
  • Amphetamines (meth, crank, ecstasy, speed)
  • THC (cannabinoids, marijuana, hash)
  • Cocaine (coke, crack)
  • Opiates (codeine, morphine, heroin, opium)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust) 

These guidelines apply to all those employers who have agreed to the number of substances they can test for in this panel. However, this list may not limit itself to the substances mentioned above.

Keeping Companies Updated on the 7-Panel Drug Test

This is also a commonly administered drug test by companies and/or individuals who have reason to suspect or believe that their employees might be abusing prescription drugs. The trucking and transport industries are directly impacted by such actions of their employees and, therefore, industries requiring alertness constantly may choose this panel. Other industries that require their employees to constantly work with heavy machinery may use the 7-panel test to measure the presence of prescription drugs in their bloodstream and bodily system. 

Why Do You Need to Get a Drug Test - DOT Compliance Group Explains

Each year the damage caused by drug and alcohol abuse is in the billions of dollars, and at the end of the day, these companies are the ones to suffer. This also translates to turnover rates for employees, frequent and unexcused absences, decreased productivity, on-the-job accidents, and increased workers' compensation claims. 

  • According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), close to 70% of 14.8 million people who abuse drugs are currently employed in America
  • The National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance (NDWA) says that over 74% of all illegal drug users in the country are employed and they are the cause of up to 40% of all industrial fatalities that we see every year

DOT Compliance Group aims to assist their clients to become fully compliant so that they can keep their business moving forward smoothly. For more information on how to make your workplace safer and for further guidance regarding compliance, contact us at:

Email: support@dotcompliancegroup.com

Phone: 855-368-7233

Website: https://www.dotcompliancegroup.com

Source: DOT Compliance Group