However, the DOT does acknowledge that it may be challenging for employers and drivers to meet their testing requirements during this time. When looking for a collection site, we recommend that you:
• Call in advance to ensure their office hours are still current
• Work with Foley directly if you are having trouble finding a suitable location
Some have understandably had concerns about the potential health risks of visiting one of these facilities. Rest assured that we’re doing everything in our power to ensure that our collection site network is clean and safe to visit. It’s also important to note that testing for COVID-19 is not done in the same facilities that we use for DOT urine testing.
It’s worth reiterating that while the FMCSA acknowledges that it may be difficult to meet drug and alcohol testing requirements at this time, employers are still required to comply. This means that unless you are able to get a negative pre-employment test result on file, a new driver won’t be able to start with your company.
As always, we’re here to answer your DOT drug and alcohol testing questions and support you during this difficult time. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 800.253.5506
Given the nationwide disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, it is possible that some elements of your drug testing program may be impacted. We want to share the following recommendations to attempt to minimize the potential disruptions:
Because some of these professionals work in areas that may experience office closures or quarantines, we’re anticipating that, in some cases, it will take longer than usual to get the results back.
Please know that we are doing everything we can to minimize the impact to your turnaround time and are working hard to continue delivering a 6-Star experience to every Foley customer and their drivers.
We understand these are uncertain and unsettling times. Rest assured that Foley is focused on providing the high-quality technology and service you expect in a safe manner. We will contact you with any notable updates. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our blog or check back to this page periodically to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
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