March 6, 2018 - https://www.transportation.gov
DOT Drug Testing: After January 1, 2018 – Still a 5-Panel
The DOT testing at HHS-certified laboratories is a 5-panel drug test regimen. As of January 1, 2018, the ‘Opiates’ category was renamed ‘Opioids’:
- Marijuana (THC)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
December 4, 2017 - https://www.transportation.gov
DOT Drug Testing: Employer DOT Policies – the Part 40 Changes
The DOT Agencies & United States Coast Guard (USCG) have provided guidance to DOT-regulated employers about what their DOT policies will need to contain about the changes to 49 CFR Part 40, which are effective January 1, 2018.
1. The Federal Transit Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and USCG take this position.
There is no need for employers to make any changes if their current DOT policies refer to adhering to “... Part 40.” However, there are exceptions when an employer’s DOT policy lists the following optional information: