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Alcohol Breath Testing 

 

Why and when would you use this test?

Department of Transporation (DOT) Regulates who, when and why this drug test is administered to. Mostly, its safety sensitive positions in the transportation industry to meet strict compliance regulations. It is a legally defensible test.

Used in the following circumstances:

  • Reasonable Suspicion Testing
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Post-Accident Drug Testing
  • Follow Up Testing as Required under Part 40
Random Drug Testing Rates for 2019
The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.
DOT Agency
2019 Random Drug Testing Rate
2019 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[FMCSA]

25%

10%
Federal Aviation Administration
[FAA]

25%

10%

Federal Railroad Administration
[FRA]

25% – Covered Service

10% – Covered Service

          50% – Maintenance of Way *             25% – Maintenance of Way *
Federal Transit Administration
[FTA]

50%

10%

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
[PHMSA]

50%

N/A

United States Coast Guard
[USCG]
(now with the Dept. of Homeland Security)

25%

N/A

What kind of firms typically use this type of drug testing?
Firms that are Regulated Under Part 40 as follows:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA]

Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]

Federal Railroad Administration [FRA]

Federal Transit Administration [FTA]

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [PHMSA]

United States Coast Guard [USCG]  (now with the Dept. of Homeland Security)