Drug and Alcohol Testing

Random Testing Program for CDL & non-CDL Drivers

The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association provides two extremely valuable drug and alcohol testing programs

DOT/CDL Drug Testing Program

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.

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 pre-employment, reasonable cause, post-accident, and random

Failure to comply with DOT rules can lead to fines of $3,500 to $10,000!

Drug Free workplace program

For all safety sensitive employees other than CDL drivers.

Enrollment forms:

DOT/CDL enrollment form
(Adobe PDF File)

Driver/Participant Add and Delete forms

CDL Driver form
(Adobe PDF File)
Participant form
(Adobe PDF File)

What We Do

  • Provide an easy, inexpensive way to meet the requirements for training your employees and supervisors.
  • Manage all aspects of the random testing quarterly.
  • Contract with Quest Diagnostics to provide urine drug and breath alcohol testing as specified by federal regulations.
  • Notify you of the nearest collection site available. 
  • Contract with a National Medical Review Officer (MRO) to analyze and provide test results to employer.
  • Provide a sample drug and alcohol testing policy.
  • Keep all federally required annual summary records for a period of five years.

What you do

  • Complete and mail your enrollment form and payment to NRLA.
  • Send your randomly selected driver(s) for testing quarterly to your certified testing location.
  • Keep a confidential record of when and where the driver was tested, and the result of the test (positive or negative).
  • Keep a record of training for supervisors and driver.


The annual fee per employee covers all random tests conducted during the year. The price structure is outlined below:

Participants enrolled in random testing program*

$50 per participant/yr. 
15 or more participants  $40 per participant/yr.
Pre-employment using designated service center  $70 per test

Reasonable suspicion, follow-up, and post-accident  $50 per test
 One-time admin fee  $25

*If you join during 2nd, 3rd, or 4th quarter, rates will be adjusted accordingly

Our Program Provides

  • A pre-approved policy that your company can adopt for its own.
  • 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 employees and supervisors.

For more information, contact us at drugtesting@nrla.org