Professional Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

HGV driver drug alcohol testWith roadside drug testing now in force across the UK it is imperative that drug and alcohol policies be as irrefutable as possible to ensure the safety of the public and the existing workforce within the professional driver, transport and logistics industries.

Staff within these industries arriving for work with alcohol or drugs in their system potentially present a significant risk, but what can be done by organisations to mitigate this risk and potential drug use having such an impact on their employees, clients and potentially the general public?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development released figures in 2007 which estimate that drugs and alcohol play a role in around a quarter of UK workplace accidents.

Since the launch of mandatory roadside drug testing, the initial results gleaned from testing suggests that in some regions there is a 56 per cent rate of positive test results following roadside detentions by local police forces.

While much of this data is likely to be based on ‘for-cause’ testing as opposed to random testing, the fact remains that drug-driving is fairly widespread.

Working regularly in such a hazardous environment is always a concern for all drivers but more so for the professional driver who makes his living by spending long periods of time at the wheel.

This is why professional driver drug and alcohol testing is so important.

HGV Driver & Bus Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

Bus driver drug alcohol testHGV drivers and bus drivers require regular drug and alcohol testing as part of their annual medical examination, but as we have seen, more and more HGV, logistics and transport companies are setting up their own drug and alcohol testing programmes.

From our experience, we have seen an increase in the number of random drug tests for HGV and bus drivers.

We provide drug and alcohol testing services to HGV, logistics and transport companies within the UK.

Chauffeur Driver and Taxi Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolabs can provide drug and alcohol testing for self-employed individuals such as chauffeurs or taxi drivers.

Most people use our professional driver drug and alcohol testing package as part of their annual medical examination or licence renewal, but there is an increased frequency of chauffeurs or taxi drivers that are using our services after they have been involved in an accident to prove that they were drug and alcohol-free at the time of the accident.

Why choose us for your Professional Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing?

  • We provide the fastest lab confirmations available – ‘same day’ results if required
  • Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
  • UKAS Accreditation
  • Queen’s Award winner for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid laboratory testing services
  • Operating for 12 years in the drug testing sector
  • Full Chain of Custody procedures
  • Expert sample collection service
  • Rapid sample screening on site with immediate results
  • Can test and confirm a wide range of drugs and their metabolites
  • Sample collection training available
  • Improve Health & Safety at work


AlphaBiolabs can provide your company with a holistic approach to its drug and alcohol testing. We can create and implement your bespoke drug and alcohol testing programme based around your company’s needs with a flexible pricing structure to ensure that you get the best package which suits your individual needs.

How to arrange professional driver drug and alcohol tTesting

To arrange for one of our workplace drug testing advisors to speak with you about your bespoke workplace drug testing programme, please call our friendly UK-based team on 0333 600 1300 or email or use the form below.

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