Beginning January 1, 2018, in addition to the existing DOT drug testing panel (that includes marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and opiates), you will
be tested for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). Some common names for these semi-synthetic opioids include OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®, Dilaudid®, Exalgo®.
If you are an employer, governefd by the Department of Transportation , with 1 or more employees, you must have a written drug and alcohol policy in order to be complient with DOT regulations. If you currently have a written policy, you must ammend your policy to reflect the DOT Part 40 revisions. If you currently are an employer governed under the DOT without a written policy, you can be subject to an audit at any time, and could potentially be fined thousands.