DOT Drug Testing Somerset TX

Drug Testing Somerset, TX

DOT Drug Testing Somerset, TX

Our Local DOT Drug testing facilities in Somerset, TX and the surrounding areas provide DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals, Consortium enrollment and other DOT services for Employers, Single operators and all DOT modes who are required to comply with 49 CFR Part 40 in Somerset, TX including FMCSA, FTA, FAA, USCG, FRA and PHMSA . Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

“When you need a test, choose the best”

How to schedule a DOT drug test in Somerset, TX

To schedule any type of DOT drug test or alcohol test in Somerset, TX call our local scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. You may also schedule your DOT drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration system by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.

The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest DOT drug or DOT alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.

Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in-house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).

In addition to providing DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing in Somerset, TX, Accredited Drug Testing also has additional testing centers throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

On the road or on vacation, no worries, Accredited Drug Testing has over 20,000 testing centers in all cities Nationwide and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

What are the DOT drug testing requirements?

In 1991, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act created the following DOT Agencies which established drug and alcohol testing regulations to ensure that aircraft, trains, trucks, and buses were operated in a safe and responsible manner. As an employer or individual operating in a “Safety Sensitive” position, it is important to understand how these regulations impact you.

49 CFR Part 40 (commonly known as “part 40”) explains:

  • How drug and alcohol testing is conducted
  • Who is authorized to participate in the drug and alcohol testing program
  • What employees must do before they may return to duty after a drug and/or alcohol violation

Each DOT Agency and the USCG have specific regulations that cover:

  • The agency’s prohibitions on drug and alcohol use
  • Who is subject to comply with these regulations
  • What type of testing is required
  • When testing is required
  • Consequences of non-compliance

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its rule that would establish requirements for commercial driver’s license employers and individuals with regards to the drug and alcohol clearing house which will take affect on January 6, 2020.

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will allow employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, State Law Enforcement and individual CDL operators to access real time important information about a CDL Driver’s drug and alcohol program violations and the ultimate goal of this database is to enhance safety on our Nation’s public roadways.

Somerset is a city located in Bexar County, Texas, United States. It is located less than 20 miles south of Downtown San Antonio and is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area. The population was 1,631 at the 2010 census.

English speaking European settlers had already arrived in the area by the early 1800s. Somerset was named for an organized settlement that had been begun in 1848, in what is now Atascosa County, by a group of Baptist families from Somerset, Kentucky. The present site was named Somerset when the First Townsite Company was formed on the Artesian Belt Railroad right-of-way on May 25, 1909, by A. M. Pyron, Carl Kurz, and Jonas A. Kerr.

In 1913, while drilling for artesian water, Kurz discovered oil. A boom followed. The Somerset oilfield extended from Somerset to below Pleasanton and was the largest known shallow field in the world at that time. Two oil refineries in the field and a pipeline into San Antonio handled the high-gravity crude.

For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency listed below in which you or your company is regulated by. Ask about our DOT Complete Compliance Package!

DOT Compliance Checklist in Somerset TX

DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Requirements for Safety Sensitive Employees.
(FMCSA-FAA-USCG-FRA-PHMSA-FTA)

  • Pre-Employment Tests
  • Correct Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF)
  • Substance Abuse Professional Process
  • Regulations on File
  • Random Pool Testing
  • *Supervisor Training
  • *Written Policy
  • Post-Accident Testing Situations
  • Previous Employers Checks
  • Employee Education
  • Record Keeping
  • Removal of covered Employee
  • Designated Employer Representative

* In addition, any company which employs 2 or more covered employees must have a written drug and alcohol policy and all supervisors must complete the DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training. (Click here to learn more about our online training programs)

If a DOT covered employee or company does not have a copy of the original pre-employment drug test with a negative result, then a new DOT pre-employment drug test must be conducted, and the result maintained on file.

The department of transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated “safety sensitive” employees have on file a negative DOT pre-employment drug test result and be a member of a DOT approved random selection consortium. In addition, if a DOT regulated company has more than one “safety sensitive” employee, the employer must also have a written DOT drug and alcohol policy and an on-site supervisor must have completed supervisor training for reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use or impairment.

To be compliant with DOT regulations, a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program must have the following components. Failing to comply can result in significant fines and penalties.

What is a DOT Drug Test in Somerset, TX?

On January 1, 2018 the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new rule which altered the DOT 5 panel urine test. Employers and individuals should be aware that the current DOT drug test is still a urine drug test, collected by qualified collectors, analyzed at a SAMHSA certified laboratory and reviewed by a licensed Medical Review Officer. Below you will find a list of the drugs that are screened for in the DOT 5 panel urine drug test:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Opioids**
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

** Special note: ‘Opioids’ was previously called ‘Opiates’ and all DOT drug tests will continue to include confirmation testing for Codeine, Morphine, and 6-AM (heroin) when necessary.

In the January rule change, the Department of Transportation (DOT) also added initial screening and confirmation testing for the semi-synthetic opioids Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone to this Opioids group

When is a DOT drug test required in Somerset, TX?

All safety sensitive employees regardless of DOT agency are required for the following drug testing and/or alcohol testing based on each situation:

  • Pre-employment
  • Random
  • Reasonable suspicion
  • Return to Duty
  • Post-Accident
  • Follow Up

What is DOT pre employment testing in Somerset, TX?

As a new hire or a current employee transferring from a non-safety sensitive function into a safety sensitive function (even with the same employer), you are required to submit to a DOT pre employment drug test.

Some employers may, but are not required to, conduct pre employment alcohol testing. Only after your employer receives a negative pre employment DOT drug test result (and negative alcohol test result - if administered) may you begin performing in a safety-sensitive capacity.

What is random DOT Drug Testing in Somerset, TX?

All safety sensitive employees are subject to unannounced random drug & alcohol testing. Alcohol testing is administered just prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive functions. Depending on the industry specific regulations, you may only be subject to random drug testing.

Listed below are the current (2019) DOT random testing rates for each DOT agency.

The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.
DOT Agency2019 Random Drug Testing Rate2019 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[FMCSA]
25%10%
Federal Aviation Administration
[FAA]
25%10%
Federal Railroad Administration
[FRA]
25% - Covered Service10% - Covered Service
50% - Maintenance of Way *25% - Maintenance of Way *
Federal Transit Administration
[FTA]
50%10%
Federal Transit Administration
[FTA]
50%N/A
United States Coast Guard
[USCG]
(with the Dept. of Homeland Security)
50%N/A

What is reasonable suspicion DOT drug testing in Somerset, TX?

Safety sensitive individuals and employees are required to submit to any test (whether it is a drug test, alcohol test or both) that a supervisor requests based on reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion means that one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes or suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Supervisors cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations concerning your appearance, behavior, speech and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use

What is return to duty DOT Drug Testing in Somerset, TX?

If you have violated the prohibited drug & alcohol testing rules, you are required to take a return to duty drug and/or alcohol test before being allowed to return to a safety-sensitive function for any DOT regulated employer. You may also be subject to unannounced follow-up testing for at least 6 times in the first 12 months following your return to active safety-sensitive service.

Return-to-duty tests must be conducted under direct observation.

What is DOT post accident drug testing Somerset, TX?

If you are involved in an event (accident, crash, etc.) meeting certain criteria of the DOT agency, a post-accident drug test will be required. In most cases you will then have to take a drug and alcohol test if you are involved in a qualifying crash. Each DOT agency may have specific rules with regards to what is a post-accident test, for example, the FRA requires a blood specimen for drug testing and an alcohol test.

If you are involved in a qualifying accident, you are required to remain available for this testing and are not permitted to refuse testing.

Remember: Safety-sensitive employees are obligated by law to submit to and cooperate in drug & alcohol testing mandated by DOT regulations.

What is DOT follow up drug testing Somerset, TX?

DOT follow up testing occurs when an individual has violated the drug and alcohol testing rules. The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both). Your employer is responsible for ensuring that follow-up testing is conducted and completed. Follow up testing is in addition to all other DOT required testing and all follow-up tests will be observed. For more information on the SAP process or to locate a Substance Abuse Professional in Somerset, TX simply call us at (800)221-4291

To schedule a DOT drug or alcohol test in Somerset, TX Call (800) 221-4291 or select the Somerset, TX DOT Drug Testing Location Near You

201 S MAIN ST Ste 1300

201 S MAIN ST Ste 1300
Somerset, Texas 24541
Categories: Somerset Texas

8500 ANDREW CARNEGIE BLVD

8500 ANDREW CARNEGIE BLVD
Somerset, Texas 28262
Categories: Somerset Texas

200 US HIGHWAY 46

200 US HIGHWAY 46
Somerset, Texas 7054
Categories: Somerset Texas

119 MEMORIAL DR

119 MEMORIAL DR
Somerset, Texas 42134
Categories: Somerset Texas

4500 MAIN ST

4500 MAIN ST
Somerset, Texas 14226
Categories: Somerset Texas

110 EXECUTIVE PARK WAY

110 EXECUTIVE PARK WAY
Somerset, Texas 29461
Categories: Somerset Texas

3121 MOSELEY DR

3121 MOSELEY DR
Somerset, Texas 27858
Categories: Somerset Texas

990 LEATHERWOOD LN

990 LEATHERWOOD LN
Somerset, Texas 24605
Categories: Somerset Texas

6158 GLENNSBURY CT

6158 GLENNSBURY CT
Somerset, Texas 45069
Categories: Somerset Texas

148 WALL BLVD

148 WALL BLVD
Somerset, Texas 70056
Categories: Somerset Texas

743 FOLLY RD

743 FOLLY RD
Somerset, Texas 29412
Categories: Somerset Texas

2315B EXECUTIVE CIR

2315B EXECUTIVE CIR
Somerset, Texas 27834
Categories: Somerset Texas

7643 HIGHWAY 70 S

7643 HIGHWAY 70 S
Somerset, Texas 37221
Categories: Somerset Texas

1111 SONOMA AVE STE 121

1111 SONOMA AVE STE 121
Somerset, Texas 95405
Categories: Somerset Texas

321 W SAN AUGUSTINE ST

321 W SAN AUGUSTINE ST
Somerset, Texas 77536
Categories: Somerset Texas

469 BREEZE ST

469 BREEZE ST
Somerset, Texas 81625
Categories: Somerset Texas

5110 San Francisco NE

5110 San Francisco NE
Somerset, Texas 87109
Categories: Somerset Texas

1001 TEXAS ST STE 1400

1001 TEXAS ST STE 1400
Somerset, Texas 77002
Categories: Somerset Texas

1 E MAIN ST STE 130

1 E MAIN ST STE 130
Somerset, Texas 98002
Categories: Somerset Texas

238 WILSHIRE BLVD STE 120

238 WILSHIRE BLVD STE 120
Somerset, Texas 32707
Categories: Somerset Texas

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DOT Drug Testing Locations near Somerset, Texas