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Know the difference between a DOT/non-DOT drug test

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium DOT/non-DOT drug testWDTC offers mobile and on-site drug testing options

Businesses depend on accessible and dependable service when it comes to completing DOT/non-DOT drug test requirements. Understanding the differences between a DOT/non-DOT drug test and providing the services to cover both is a primary benefit of working with Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC).

To put it simply, DOT/non-DOT drug test requirements come down to whether the employee or owner-operator has job duties that fall under the jurisdiction of the DOT or not. Office personnel, for example, are not subject to the same random testing requirements as drivers, and only test results of DOT employees are submitted to the DOT Clearinghouse.

Positive drug tests account for more than 8 out of every 10 violations reported through the DOT Clearinghouse. DOT drug screens focus on five classes of drugs — marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and methamphetamines, and PCP.

DOT/non-DOT drug test requirements also differentiate by employer discretion. While employers have no say in whether their drivers submit to DOT drug and alcohol tests, non-DOT drug tests are discretionary except in cases of OSHA-reportable incidents of work-related injuries or illnesses. The most common instances of non-DOT drug tests are pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident.

Nationwide network provides DOT/non-DOT drug test access

WDTC’s nationwide network of testing facilities makes it easy for your employees and drivers to complete their DOT/non-DOT drug test requirements. These 17,000 drug collection sites are particularly helpful when your drivers are selected for random DOT drug and alcohol testing.

We also have our own DOT/non-DOT drug test collection sites in Green Bay, Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, featuring fully vaccinated staffs. An employer representative must transport the worker in the event you wish to send a potentially impaired employee to one of our locations.

If your business is in our region and you prefer an on-site visit, one of our team members typically can arrive at your location with 90 minutes in cases of reasonable suspicion or post-accident non-DOT issues.

Contact WDTC to utilize us as your DOT consortium or for more information about DOT/non-DOT drug test services.

About Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is an accredited, Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), and specializes in DOT consortium management and Clearinghouse compliance; 100% electronic from your desktop portal; a variety of drug testing methods, including urine, hair and fingernails; post-accident testing; pre-employment drug tests; criminal background checks; supervisor training programs to keep employees compliant with DOT regulations; pre-employment DOT physicals; and paternity DNA testing.

Headquartered in Green Bay, WDTC also has offices in Oshkosh and Appleton, Wisconsin. Call 920-393-4168 or visit for more information.

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