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DOT-Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing, Consortium and Clearinghouse:

DOT Drug Testing Locations in North Carolina Near You

ENROLL in our DOT FMCSA testing program to assure compliance.

No matter where you are, there’s a testing location nearby ready to serve you.

DOT Compliant Drug and Alcohol Testing Services for CDL Drivers

Whether you’ve just obtained your CDL license or are an employer with new drivers, you must comply with DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing rules and regulations

Owner-operators or “for hire” CDL license holders are required to undergo testing through a Third-Party Administrator (C/TPA) such as Fleet Drug Testing before driving a commercial vehicle. They are not permitted to manage testing themselves.

At Fleet Drug Testing we manage everything for you. Simply enroll into our FMCSA drug & alcohol testing consortium and we will ensure your DOT testing requirements are fulfilled in a cost-effective manner.

FMCSA Drug Testing Requirements for Owner-Operator ("For Hire") CDL Drivers

Meeting these requirements is as simple as joining our testing program. We offer enrollment into a consortium which simplifies the compliance process by providing pre-employment testing, random testing and more. This ensures that all FMCSA testing requirements are met in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

FMCSA Drug Testing Requirements for Employers

We offer comprehensive services to help trucking and other CDL employers fulfill these FMCSA requirements. From random testing selection, sample collection, testing, record keeping, and reporting we ensure compliance in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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Choose from our testing programs that comply with Department of Transportation CFR Part 382 & 40.


Per Year
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Online Access to Your Account
  • Medical Review
  • Nationwide Collection Sites


Per Year
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Online Access to Your Account
  • Medical Review
  • Nationwide Collection Sites
  • Pre-Employment Drug Test
  • Random Drug Testing


  • Online Access to Your Account


  • Supervisor Role Training
  • Alcohol & Drug Test Training
  • Training Certificate

Questions? Give us a call at (888) 709-5029, M-F 8am to 5pm (PDT)

We Provide and Manage All Federally Mandated Testing Requirements:

Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Before operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for the first time, a truck driver or other CDL driver must undergo a drug test and receive a negative test result. Employers & owner/operators must ensure that this test is conducted.

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

Owner/operators must participate in a DOT-approved random drug and alcohol testing program. The testing rate for random drug testing is 50% per year, while the testing rate for random alcohol testing is 10% per year. Employers have the option of joining or creating their own pool.

Post-accident Drug and Alcohol Testing

If a CDL driver is involved in an accident that meets certain criteria–fatalities, injuries requiring immediate medical attention, or towing of any vehicle–that driver may be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing

If you have reasonable suspicion to believe that a driver is using drugs or alcohol while on duty, the driver may be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Return-to-Duty Drug and Alcohol Testing

If a driver has violated the DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, he or she must undergo a return-to-duty drug and/or alcohol test before returning to safety-sensitive duties.

Follow-up Drug and Alcohol Testing

If a driver has violated the DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, he or she may be subject to follow-up testing for up to five years.

Stay Compliant the Easy Way

  • Simplify the drug testing process – Our drug testing consortium can handle all aspects of the drug testing process, including specimen collection, laboratory testing, and result reporting. This can simplify the process for owner-operators and ensure compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Reduce costs – By pooling resources with other companies and owner-operators, consortium members can benefit from reduced drug testing costs. Our consortium can also negotiate lower rates with testing facilities and pass those savings on to our members.
  • Ensure compliance – Probably the biggest benefit to our drug testing consortium is that it can help ensure compliance with all DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. This can include providing guidance on testing frequency, ensuring proper specimen collection procedures, and maintaining accurate records. All of these are vital for single-vehicle owner-operators.
  • Provide expert support – The staff of our drug & alcohol testing consortium can provide expert support and guidance on all aspects of the drug testing process. This can include answering questions about testing requirements, providing training on drug and alcohol testing procedures, and helping owner-operators navigate any compliance issues.
  • Increase accountability – Our consortium members are held accountable for complying with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. This can help ensure a level playing field for all owner-operators and reduce the risk of non-compliance.

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According to data from the North Carolina Trucking Association, more than 85% of communities in North Carolina rely exclusively on trucks for transporting their goods. This demonstrates the significant role of the transportation industry in North Carolina’s economy.

At Fleet Drug Testing, our goal is to assist you in complying with the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Our experienced team provides a wide range of drug testing services and programs. Whether you are traveling on Interstate 40 or Interstate 85, we can help you locate a convenient testing site in North Carolina. Additionally, if your routes take you through Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, or Greensboro, we can ensure that you stay updated on DOT regulations.

Contact us today to begin the process or visit our enrollment page to discover the programs that best fit your requirements.

What Are the DOT’s Drug Testing Requirements in North Carolina?

Since federal DOT regulations apply across the country, certain North Carolina employees in the transportation industry are required to comply with the DOT’s drug and alcohol testing program. Among the many parts of the program says that these employees have to be drug tested at certain intervals of their employment, including:

  • Pre-employment testing – Done before hiring, it ensures that new employees are free from drugs and alcohol before starting safety-sensitive jobs.
  • Post-accident testing – Conducted after work-related accidents or incidents to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role.
  • Random testing – Employees are randomly selected throughout the year for drug and alcohol testing. The DOT specifies the testing rates, with currently 50% tested for drugs and 10% for alcohol. This discourages substance use and promotes a safer work environment.
  • Return-to-duty testing – Employees who previously tested positive or violated DOT regulations must undergo testing to demonstrate that they no longer use drugs or alcohol and are fit for safety-sensitive duties.
  • Follow-up testing – After returning to duty, employees must continue to undergo regular testing as part of their follow-up program. This ensures that they remain drug and alcohol-free to maintain their positions that require high levels of safety.

The regulations for drug testing set by the Department of Transportation (DOT) are strict and comprehensive. They include the following steps:

  • You are notified that you need to take a drug test and understand the requirements.
  • A trained person collects a sample of your urine or another substance using proper procedures.

  • The collected sample is split into two containers (A and B) and sealed in front of you to create split samples for testing.
  • The sample is sent to a certified laboratory that is approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP).
    They conduct tests to check for drugs or alcohol substances.
  • The laboratory provides the results to a Medical Review Officer (MRO), who reviews them and contacts you if necessary.
  • The MRO then reports the results to your employer.

Based on the results, necessary and appropriate actions are taken. If the test is positive, you may be taken out of your position which requires high levels of safety, and may need to complete a program for treating substance abuse before returning to work.

It’s important to have accurate drug test results for you and your employer. Following these rules helps keep the business running smoothly and supports your family. Being prepared and understanding the process is crucial if you work in a safety-sensitive job or manage a transportation business.

Who is a Safety-Sensitive Employee in North Carolina?

In North Carolina,–as in other places throughout the country–a “safety-sensitive” employee is someone who is subject to drug testing under the DOT’s regulations. This includes employees who:

  • Drive commercial vehicles like trucks, buses, and heavy equipment, or
  • Have job responsibilities that can affect the safety of others.

In general, the following types of employees are considered “safety-sensitive” and must comply with the DOT’s drug testing regulations:

  • Truck drivers
  • Bus drivers
  • Airline pilots
  • Air traffic controllers
  • Train engineers
  • Railroad conductors
  • Ship captains and crew members
  • Construction equipment operators
  • Pipeline operators
  • Emergency vehicle drivers
  • Mass transit operators (such as subway, tram, or light rail operators)

Preparing for a DOT Drug Test in North Carolina

Preparing for a DOT drug test is crucial for the safety of everyone in the transportation industry. While it may seem overwhelming at first, our team is here to assist you in understanding the testing process and taking the necessary steps to prepare, making the whole experience smoother. If you are in North Carolina and need to be tested, consider the following tips:

  • Avoid taking any drugs or medications that could lead to a false positive result. Inform the test administrator if you are taking any prescribed medications.
  • Stay properly hydrated by drinking enough fluids, but avoid excessive intake. This will help when providing a urine sample. Inform the administrator if you are having difficulty providing the sample.
  • Follow the instructions provided by the test administrator. Bring a valid ID with a picture, such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • Arrive on time for the test. You may need to complete paperwork and provide a urine sample. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove and won’t interfere with the sample collection.

Being prepared for the test is crucial to ensure accurate results, benefiting both you and your employer. Following the DOT’s regulations helps maintain a smooth operation and supports your family. Therefore, it is important to be ready if a drug test is required.

Fleet Drug Testing Can Keep You Compliant With DOT Regulations in North Carolina

When it comes to following the rules set by the DOT, Fleet Drug Testing is here to assist your business. We know that finding a drug testing location that is convenient and meets all DOT regulations can be difficult. Our testing programs take away the uncertainty by giving you access to certified labs across North Carolina, making the whole process easier for you. By staying compliant with DOT regulations, you not only prioritize safety but also keep your business running smoothly.

Get in touch with us today to begin the process and make sure you are fully compliant with DOT regulations.