The transportation industry includes:
- Truck drivers
- Mass transit
Again the transportation industry is perhaps the most regulated industry when it comes to drug testing.
The Department of Transportation (DOT), along with the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA), strictly enforces pre-employment, post-accident, and random drug testing for all safety sensitive employees of the transportation industry.
Studies have found that construction workers have some of the highest rates of employed drug users. When you consider the type of work they perform and the machinery they operate, mixing drugs in is a disastrous combination. Some construction workers actually fall under the jurisdiction of the DOT and FMCSA.
Drug testing athletes is typically done with the intention of testing for performance enhancing drugs like HGH, although most organizations will also test for illicit drugs such as marijuana. Organizations like the MLB, NBA, NFL, NCAA, and the IOC all have their own unique standards for drug testing, but there are a lot of similarities in those standards.
While there isn’t an official governing body that controls all oilfield drug testing, almost every rig and job site in the oilfield will require drug testing, both pre-employment and random, for employment. Since oil boom towns can pop up anywhere at any time, they tend to attract frequent drug users. As a result, the oilfield takes drug testing very seriously.