Drug and Alcohol Testing for Large Trucking Firms

Boon Data Solutions, the Drug and Alcohol Testing Software That Works for You

Drug and alcohol testing is helpful in a variety of industries. But it becomes especially imperative in the trucking industry.


You’ve got product to deliver and you need a way to verify that you have drivers that are safe, reliable, and drug-free. You’ve also got DOT and FMCSA regulations to keep up with.

Meet Boon Data Solutions. We have the best software on the market to help you implement your drug and alcohol testing program.

Designed with you in mind, Boon Data is:

  • Affordable
  • Comprehensive
  • FMCSA and DOT Compliant
  • Innovative
  • Reliable
  • Up-to-Date

Boon Data Solutions is the right drug and alcohol testing software that fits your needs.


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The DOT requires random drug testing

Yes, the Department of Transportation mandates that drug testing be conducted on random selections of CDL holders and employees in Testing Designated Positions (TDPs).

DOT random drug testing was established in June of 2017 as an increased effort to deter substance abuse in the transportation industry. Since drivers never know when they’ll get tested, this program effectively decreases test positivity rates.

While drug testing is optional in other industries, it’s mandatory in the transportation industry.

And for good reason. Random drug testing saves lives.

What does a random DOT test for?

Drug test specimens are evaluated for evidence of the following substances:

  1. Marijuana (THC metabolite)
  2. Cocaine
  3. Amphetamines
  4. Opiates (including heroin)
  5. Phencyclidine (PCP)

How often are random drug tests done?

DOT random drug testing regulations set the testing rates for CDL drivers. If positive test results go over 1%, the minimum test rates must be 50%; if they’re under 1%, they can be set at 25%.

For four years, the drug testing rate was set at 25%. But on January 1, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) DOUBLED the testing rate to 50%.  This decision was based on positive drug testing rates going over 1% for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017. Which showed there was a need for more random testing.

Random alcohol testing rates didn’t change, however. They continue at 10%.

Another testing selection method is the TDP pool. TDP pool testing rates are set by individual agencies.

Drivers can end up in both CDL and TDP testing pools, which means they have a higher chance of getting selected. In both pools, drivers are selected randomly by testing software throughout the year.

So how often do truck drivers get tested? The same driver may get selected multiple times or not at all.

But with our random drug testing software, you can view which drivers have not been selected for testing.

Do truck drivers get random drug tests?

Yes, truck drivers are required to comply with all federal CDL drug testing requirements and every driver is required to be in a random drug testing pool.

When the driver is selected for testing, he or she must proceed immediately to the test site. Refusals to test are treated the same as failing the test.

And if a driver fails the test, DOT regulations require that he or she be immediately removed from all safety-sensitive functions and complete a return-to-duty process under the guidance of a substance abuse professional.

Why you need large fleet management software

When you’re managing a large fleet of trucks and drivers, you’ve got a lot of things to track. And that is why you need software that does it for you.

Our fleet management software handles logistics, such as random drug testing selections that require quick turnarounds and setups for certified MRO service, certified labs, and DOT compliant collection sites. Additionally, it provides you with quarterly random pull lists and annual or semi-annual (MIS) reports.

Our software is easy, convenient, and specifically designed to meet your needs. Better yet, it’s all available on an online application that’s accessible from anywhere.

With software like this, you can put away the piles of spreadsheets and say hello to automation. You might even be able to say hello to your weekends again.


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Why you should get DOT compliance software

DOT regulations can change frequently. For this reason, you need software that stays DOT compliant.

And that’s why you need Boon Data Solutions, the best DOT compliance software on the market. Boon Data addresses the newest legislation, which requires random drug testing rates to be increased from 25% to 50%. And it stays on top of upcoming legislation and automatically updates to stay compliant.

With our software, you never need to worry about getting fined or having drivers removed from the road. We’ll keep your big rigs on the road with streamlined processes that minimize downtime and work for you.

How Boon Data Solutions exceeds expectations with our FMCSA and DOT compliance management software

With Boon Data Solutions, safety comes first.

We carefully implement FMCSA and DOT regulations to ensure that your drug program is administered according to the most current guidelines.

Designed by transportation professionals with 20 years of experience in the industry, Boon Data Solutions makes it easy to track information that needs to be reported to the clearinghouse.

With our FMCSA and DOT compliance management software, you’ve got all your bases covered. We’ll provide you with all the following features:

  • Custom Web Portal
  • Lab, MRO, and Collection Site Setup
  • Quarterly Random Pull Lists
  • Specimen ID Tracking
  • Easy Detailed Records
  • Streamlined Reporting
  • Management Tools
  • Secure Access
  • Real-Time Access

Boon Data Solutions is your best choice for your drug and alcohol testing program. Our software helps you ensure that the drivers behind the wheels of your large rigs are drug and alcohol-free.

Drug and Alcohol Testing for Large Trucking Firms was last modified: May 5th, 2020 by Boon Data