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DOT Drug Testing in Raleigh, NC

DOT Drug Testing in Raleigh, NC

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We provide Raleigh North Carolina DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals and DOT Consortium enrollment at locations throughout the State of North Carolina. Our Raleigh, NC DOT Drug Testing locations are within minutes of your home or office. Same day service is available in most places.

The staff of Smart Drug Testing is trained and certified in North Carolina DOT drug testing procedures and all Raleigh, NC DOT drug tests are analyzed by a SAMHSA Certified Laboratory and reviewed by our licensed physicians, who serve as the Medical Review Officers (MRO). To schedule a DOT drug test at any of our North Carolina locations, call (800) 977-8664 or you may schedule your test 24/7 by clicking the "Order your Test" button.

Please be aware that our North Carolina DOT drug testing centers do not accept any form of payment and require a test registration/ donor pass to administer a drug, alcohol, or any other type of test. You must call (800) 977-8664 to register for a test or you may register online, no appointment is needed, but a test registration form is required. Your zip code will be used to find our closet drug testing center to perform the drug or alcohol test which is needed.

Our North Carolina drug testing services are delivered with the highest commitment to customer satisfaction and we are dedicated to providing convenient, cost effective and confidential drug and alcohol testing services with one of the fastest results reporting methods available in the industry. Regardless if you are an individual ordering one test or an employer scheduling 100 tests, our commitment to providing outstanding customer service is the same. We also only use certified laboratories and all test results are verified by our Medical Review Officers (MRO).

On the road or on vacation? No worries. Smart Drug Testing has over 10,000 Drug and alcohol testing centers available in all cities and we can schedule your DOT Drug test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

What is a DOT drug test?

A DOT Drug test is a drug test that’s regulated by the government, specifically, the Department of Transportation (DOT).

In 1991, the US Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act when they recognized the need for a drug and alcohol-free transportation industry. The act required DOT agencies to implement drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees to maintain the safety of the traveling public and workers.

The DOT’s drug screening rules and procedures are listed within Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40, commonly known as “Part 40.” These rules are published by an office within the DOT; the Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC).

DOT agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard write industry specific regulations that explain who is subject to testing, when, and in what situations. Industry employers implement the regulations that apply to their business.

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Does your business fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation? Smart Drug Testing is a professional at establishing and administering DOT-compliant testing programs for any business in the transportation industry. We’re a consortium and third-party administrator, and we can manage your entire drug testing process from start to finish.

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 driver drug and alcohol testing and program services. These include:

  • Writing your drug-free workplace policy
  • Collecting specimens and conducting driver drug and alcohol testing
  • Having all results verified by a medical review officer (MRO)
  • Training your Designated Employer Representative

Introduction to Raleigh

Raleigh (/ˈrɑːli/; RAH-lee) is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second-largest city in the state, after Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 479,332 as of July 1, 2018. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County.

Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University (NC State) and is part of Research Triangle Park (RTP), together with Durham (home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University) and Chapel Hill (home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The "Triangle" nickname originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located in Durham and Wake counties, among the three cities and their universities. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which had an estimated population of 2,037,430 in 2013. The Raleigh metropolitan statistical area had an estimated population of 1,214,516 in 2013.

Most of Raleigh is located within Wake County, with a very small portion extending into Durham County. The towns of Cary, Morrisville, Garner, Clayton, Wake Forest, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon, and Rolesville are some of Raleigh's primary nearby suburbs and satellite towns.

What do DOT drug tests test for?

All DOT drug tests use the same 5-panel test. It tests for:

  • Marijuana metabolites/THC
  • Cocaine metabolites
  • Amphetamines (including methamphetamine, MDMA)
  • Opioids* (including codeine, heroin (6-AM), morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

Although there are several options for drug tests, DOT regulated drug tests must use urine samples.

When are safety-sensitive employees required to get DOT drug tests?

DOT drug tests are required in the following situations:

Pre-employment, or before you start your job responsibilities.

Reasonable suspicion/cause, or if one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes/suspects that you are under the influence of drugs. This must be based on observations concerning appearance, behavior, speech, smell, etc.

Random testing. Random tests must use a truly random selection process, each employee must have an equal chance to be selected and tested. These are completed quarterly.

Return-to-duty testing, which is required after a violation of drug and alcohol rules. You can’t return to any DOT job before being tested and may be subject to unannounced testing at least 6 times in first 12 months. These tests must be conducted under direct observation.

Follow-up testing that takes place after return-to-duty. A Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) manages the follow-up testing for up to 5 years, determining how many times an employee is tested, and for what substance. These are completed in addition to other DOT required testing.

Post-accident testing. This is required if you’re involved in an accident meeting certain DOT criteria. An alcohol test must occur within 8 hours of the accident, and a drug test within 32 hours.

What happens if I fail my DOT drug test?

If you fail your DOT regulated drug test, DOT regulations require your employer to immediately remove you from performing any DOT safety-sensitive job. There may be other consequences, too, like losing your certification or license. This depends on your company’s policy or employment agreement.

DOT Drug Testing Locations in Raleigh NC

6500 CREEDMOOR RD

6500 CREEDMOOR RD
Raleigh, NC 27613
Categories: Raleigh NC

8300 HEALTH PARK, SUTIE 223

8300 HEALTH PARK, SUTIE 223
Raleigh, NC 27615
Categories: Raleigh NC

8312 Creedmont Road

8312 Creedmont Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
Categories: Raleigh NC

2731B CAPITAL BLVD

2731B CAPITAL BLVD
Raleigh, NC 27604
Categories: Raleigh NC

4909 GREEN RD

4909 GREEN RD
Raleigh, NC 27616
Categories: Raleigh NC

1911 FALLS VALLEY DR ste 100

1911 FALLS VALLEY DR ste 100
Raleigh, NC 27615
Categories: Raleigh NC

3820 MERTON DR STE 201

3820 MERTON DR STE 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
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4020 WAKE FOREST RD STE 214

4020 WAKE FOREST RD STE 214
Raleigh, NC 27609
Categories: Raleigh NC

7841 ALEXANDER PROMENADE PL STE 120

7841 ALEXANDER PROMENADE PL STE 120
Raleigh, NC 27617
Categories: Raleigh NC

PO Box 25902

PO Box 25902
Raleigh, NC 28658
Categories: Raleigh NC

3721 LYNN RD

3721 LYNN RD
Raleigh, NC 27613
Categories: Raleigh NC

6010 Glenwood Avenue

6010 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
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5942C SIX FORKS RD

5942C SIX FORKS RD
Raleigh, NC 27609
Categories: Raleigh NC

4009 BARRETT DR STE 104

4009 BARRETT DR STE 104
Raleigh, NC 27609
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1311 E MILLBROOK RD

1311 E MILLBROOK RD
Raleigh, NC 27609
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4100 WAKE FOREST RD

4100 WAKE FOREST RD
Raleigh, NC 27609
Categories: Raleigh NC

3850 ED DRIVE, SUITE 125

3850 ED DRIVE, SUITE 125
Raleigh, NC 27612
Categories: Raleigh NC

5650 SIX FORKS RD STE 202

5650 SIX FORKS RD STE 202
Raleigh, NC 27609
Categories: Raleigh NC

7841 ALEXANDER PROMENADE PL STE 120

7841 ALEXANDER PROMENADE PL STE 120
Raleigh, NC 27617
Categories: Raleigh NC

131 S WILMINGTON ST

131 S WILMINGTON ST
Raleigh, NC 27601
Categories: Raleigh NC

(Don't see a location near you? Call us (800) 977-8664)

Smart Drug Testing workforce experts stay up-to-date on DOT regulations, and can ensure that your business maintains compliance. If you’re interested in using our regulated drug testing services, connect with a member of our team. Our clinics also have a certified medical examiner on hand at all times to perform DOT physicals.

FAQ's About DOT Testing in Raleigh, NC

 
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A DOT DRUG TEST?
DOT drug testing is different from regular drug tests. For example, even though there are several ways to perform a drug test, the DOT only allows urine drug testing. They also require a very thorough testing process, so results usually take longer to process.
  • HHS certified lab testing only
  • No rapid, instant, or point of contact testing permitted
  • Tests for marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine, amphetamines and methamphetamine, opiates
WHO FALLS UNDER THE DOT DRUG TESTING PROGRAM?
Here are some examples of jobs that must be tested as part of the DOT drug testing program. This list isn’t comprehensive, and certain jobs may have additional requirements. For a full list, please visit the Department of Transportation’s website.
  • Commercial vehicle drivers
  • Locomotive engineers, dispatchers, and signalmen
  • Flight crew members and air traffic controllers
REASONS FOR TESTING?
The Department of Transportation has different testing requirements for different areas of transportation. For example, air traffic controllers may not have the same testing requirements as commercial vehicle drivers. To find the requirements for your industry or job, visit Transportation.gov. You can also sign up for their newsletter so you’ll be notified if anything changes.
DO YOU NEED TO FAST FOR A DRUG URINE TEST?
If your urine is being tested only for a urinalysis, you can eat and drink normally before the test. If you‘re having other tests at the same time, you may need to fast for a certain amount of time before the test
 

DOT Drug Testing Locations near Raleigh, North Carolina