DOT Drug Testing Sterling City TX

Drug Testing Sterling City, TX

DOT Drug Testing Sterling City, TX

Our Local DOT Drug testing facilities in Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, TX

To schedule any type of DOT drug test or alcohol test in Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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.

Sterling City is the county seat of Sterling County, Texas, United States. The city's population was 1,081 at the 2000 census, but had dropped to 888 by 2010.

Sterling City was named for W.S. Sterling, a buffalo hunter and Indian fighter. Land for the new town was donated in January 1891 by R.C. Stewart, and was platted by H.B. Tarver in February. That same year it was designated the seat of Sterling County. The town soon grew to 300 residents and had its own newspaper, a hotel, a post office, and several other businesses, and a school and three churches.

Sterling City was a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad by 1910, but the service was eventually abandoned. The depot still exists as a tourist site.

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 Sterling City 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, 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 Sterling City, TX simply call us at (800)221-4291

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

99 MANOR AVE STE 2

99 MANOR AVE STE 2
Sterling City, Texas 19335
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1800 E VAN BUREN ST

1800 E VAN BUREN ST
Sterling City, Texas 85006
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1008 16TH AVE

1008 16TH AVE
Sterling City, Texas 99701
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1511 RAILROAD AVE

1511 RAILROAD AVE
Sterling City, Texas 54556
Categories: Sterling City Texas

220 W 2ND ST

220 W 2ND ST
Sterling City, Texas 67735
Categories: Sterling City Texas

37 BEACH AVE

37 BEACH AVE
Sterling City, Texas 11776
Categories: Sterling City Texas

401 STERLINGWORTH ST

401 STERLINGWORTH ST
Sterling City, Texas 27983
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1940 E BROOKS RD

1940 E BROOKS RD
Sterling City, Texas 38116
Categories: Sterling City Texas

2640 E GARVEY AVE S STE 106

2640 E GARVEY AVE S STE 106
Sterling City, Texas 91791
Categories: Sterling City Texas

PO BOX 2109

PO BOX 2109
Sterling City, Texas 92373
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1650 W C PL

1650 W C PL
Sterling City, Texas 72801
Categories: Sterling City Texas

25 WELLS ST

25 WELLS ST
Sterling City, Texas 2891
Categories: Sterling City Texas

5100 W SAHARA AVE

5100 W SAHARA AVE
Sterling City, Texas 89146
Categories: Sterling City Texas

535 HOSPITAL RD

535 HOSPITAL RD
Sterling City, Texas 54017
Categories: Sterling City Texas

501 S POPLAR ST

501 S POPLAR ST
Sterling City, Texas 28337
Categories: Sterling City Texas

305 N. Main St.

305 N. Main St.
Sterling City, Texas 59729
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1850 PIPESTONE RD

1850 PIPESTONE RD
Sterling City, Texas 49022
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1275 HAWTHORN RD

1275 HAWTHORN RD
Sterling City, Texas 62881
Categories: Sterling City Texas

100 E LEHIGH AVE STE 106 MAB BUILDING

100 E LEHIGH AVE STE 106 MAB BUILDING
Sterling City, Texas 19125
Categories: Sterling City Texas

1105 Sante Fe, Suite 103

1105 Sante Fe, Suite 103
Sterling City, Texas 76086
Categories: Sterling City Texas

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