DOT Employers & Owner Operators

Random drug testing programs are required for employers regulated by the United Stated Department of Transportation (DOT). If you are an owner operator, you are required to be enrolled into a consortium random drug testing program. Smaller DOT regulated employers may also elect to enroll into a consortium random drug testing program for easy compliance. Larger DOT regulated employers typically request a stand-alone DOT random testing program.

Establishing a DOT-Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing Program for your Business

Test First Drug & Alcohol Testing are professionals at establishing and administering DOT-compliant testing programs for any business in the transportation industry. If you are a DOT-regulated company required to have a DOT compliant drug and alcohol program in place, we can provide your business with complete testing and program services.

We strictly adhere to DOT compliance standards in all of our testing, which means when you use Test First Drug & Alcohol Testing, you can be rest assured that your program will pass a DOT audit anytime. Unlike other medical facilities that simply offer drug testing, we are qualified to offer DOT-compliant testing with all the required components. We will also make sure your company, its employees, and your drug and alcohol program stay in compliance at all times, so you can focus on your business.

DOT Breath Alcohol Testing

The approved testing procedure requires an initial screening test to determine if alcohol is present in the bloodstream.  If the screening test is positive (0.02% BAC or higher), a confirmatory test must be conducted.

The alcohol-screening test will be conducted using devices that have been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the event of a positive screening test, DOT requires that the confirmatory test be conducted no sooner than 15 minutes after the screening test.  However the confirmatory test must be conducted no more than 30 minutes after the screening test.

Our staff have been properly trained to use the device and in compliance with the DOT regulations.

DOT physical exam

The DOT physical exam includes review of medical history, a general exam,  urinalysis for blood, protein and sugar, and testing of vision and hearing.  If all of the DOT requirements are met, then the driver receives a medical certificate, which can be valid up to a maximum of 2 years


Consortium manage all, or part, of an employer's DOT drug and alcohol testing program, sometimes including maintaining required testing records. We perform tasks as agreed to by the employer to assist in implementing the drug and alcohol testing program and to help keep the employer compliant with the DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing rules and regulations.


Qualified and trained Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) available by appointment.