Agency Drug Testing
The Department of Transportation is also referred to as DOT, The Department or DOT agency.
It was established by Congress in 1967 with a mission to:
“Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.”
The DOT regulates every aspect of transportation in the U.S. and places an extremely high value and strict expectation of drug and alcohol-free operators. There are strict rules and regulations established by the DOT for anyone operating a mode of transportation that falls under DOT jurisdiction.
Agencies under the DOT
There are several agencies that all fall under the DOT and must comply with its rules and regulations – including its policies and processes on drug and alcohol testing. Some of them include:
- United States Coast Guard (USCG)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
- Office of the Secretary (OST)
Each of the industries have specific rules for drug and alcohol testing. The DOT explains these regulations cover
“approximately 12.1 million transportation employees who perform safety-sensitive functions.”
Test Smartly Labs can work with any agency and provide DOT-approved drug and alcohol testing services.