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State Mandated Drug Programs

State Mandated Testing Programs

To ensure safety of the general public, states sometime extend drug testing requirements to job not covered by Federal regulations. These job usually invovle the commerical use of the public roads. 

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  • California Highway Patrol Tow Truck Rotation
  • California PUC for taxi, limousine & small bus drivers
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR)

California PUC & TLC

Companies that are PUC and TLC licensed are required to participate in DOT compliant drug and alcohol testing programs and substantially follow the 40 CFR Part 40 Federal Regulations.

These include:

  • 15 persons or less (including driver) passenger stage and charter-party vehicles
  • Limousine companies

Tow Companies

States may require towing companies who engage in towing for the highway patrol or other entities in the state to participate in a DOT compliant state mandated drug and alcohol testing program.

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The state programs typically require the following testing reasons:

  • Pre-employment
  • Random
  • Post-Accident
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Return-To- Duty
  • Follow-up

Each test screens for the following drug classes:

  • Amphetamines
    (including MDMA & Ecstasy)
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

NOTE: State mandated drug tests typically mirror DOT regulated drug tests. DrugfreeUSA utilizes SAMHSA approved laboratories to ensure accuracy. 

Alcohol testing

  • Breath Alcohol Test (BAT)
  • Salivia Achohol Testing strip (non-regulated)

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