DOT-Required Drug Testing is Now Paperless

Marine employers and Coast Guard credentialed individuals that have the need for required drug testing by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) can now do so in a paperless format.

“The new eCCF (electronic Custody and Control Form) for DOT drug testing eliminates the need for the traditional five-part paper form and a laboratory account set up,” explains Joe Reilly, president of National Drug Screening, Inc., in Melbourne, Florida, which offers this service. “This benefits yacht captains and others in the South Florida marine industry. Many facilities throughout South Florida and the entire United States can accept the electronic eCCF orders for DOT drug screening.”

One of the biggest benefits is that clear, legible CCF images are delivered more quickly to the appropriate parties such as the employer, the laboratory, and the Medical Review Officer (MRO).

Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.