DOT Policy Amendment

  • DOT Policy Amendment

Beginning January 1, 2018, in addition to the existing DOT drug testing panel (that includes marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and opiates), you will also be tested for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone).  Some common names for these semi-synthetic opioids include OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®, Dilaudid®, Exalgo®.
If you are an employer, governefd by the Department of Transportation , with 1 or more employees, you must have a written drug and alcohol policy in order to be complient with DOT regulations. If you currently have a written policy, you must ammend your policy to reflect the DOT Part 40 revisions. If you currently are an employer governed under the DOT without a written policy, you can be subject to an audit at any time, and could potentially be fined thousands.