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Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program for CDL Drivers
If you employ a CDL driver who operates a commercial motor vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds, transports 16 or more passengers including the driver, or transports hazardous materials, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires you to establish a drug and alcohol testing program for your drivers. To enroll, click here.

DOT requires your program to:
- have an established drug and alcohol testing policy in place for drivers
- provide drug training for drivers and supervisors
- provide alcohol training for supervisors
- test drivers for:
  a. Pre-employment
  b. Reasonable Cause
  c. Random (50% of drivers must be tested for Drugs, 10% for Alcohol)
  d. Post-Accident

NRLA can keep your company compliant!

Our program provides:
- A pre-approved policy that your company can adopt as its own. Our policy was written by attorneys with Jackson Lewis LLP,
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) approved testing facilities through Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
- Pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable cause testing are all available.
- Recordkeeping assistance.
- Notification of important law changes to help keep your company compliant.
- Substance abuse training materials for both drivers and supervisors.


The annual fee per CDL driver covers all random tests conducted during the year. The price structure is outlined below:
- Drivers enrolled in random testing program = $50 each (annual fee per driver). 15+ drivers enrolled = $40 (annual fee per driver)
- If you join during 2nd, 3rd or 4th quarter, the rates are as follows
            First quarter – January – March 
            1-14 drivers - $50     15+ drivers - $40  
            Second quarter – April – June 
            1-14 drivers - $37.50     15+ drivers - $30 
            Third quarter – July – September 
            1-14 drivers - $25     15+ drivers - $20 
            Fourth quarter - October – December 
            1-14 drivers - $12.50     15+ drivers - $10 
- Pre-employment, probable cause using quest patient service center = $65 (If you use a third party collection site charge, you will be charged the $65 plus an extra cost of $20 to $30)
- One-time administrative fee for entire program = $25

For more information on NRLA's Drug Testing program, please call NRLA's Drug Testing Administrators at 800.292.6752 or send an e-mail to