Return To Duty | DOT | NON-DOT

Are you inactive, red flagged, or locked out of DISA, ASAP, NASAP, or any other third-party administrator/company due to testing positive/refusing to test for an alcohol or drug screen?  Did you test under a DOT or NON-DOT policy?

If so, you have come to right place. Affordable Evaluations has been helping workers fix their DISA or other work-related violations and return to their careers for many years. We are experienced in helping you complete the program needed to clear your violation, become active in the system, and be eligible to return to work.

Tammy is a qualified SAP, or Substance Abuse Professional, who is credentialed to work with all industries and is an approved provider for DISA, ASAP, NASAP, and DOT Agencies.

NON-DOT Return To Duty | SAP Evaluation


Many employers use a third-party administrator, or TPA, to manage their drug and alcohol testing program.  The above mentioned TPA’s are the most common ones we see for the Houston area. If you have a violation with any one of these TPA’s, you will most likely be ineligible to work for any company who uses them until you have successfully completed the required return to duty program.  Most violations will remain on your record and keep you ineligible for employment indefinitely until you complete the return to duty program.


Not all employers or companies elect to use a third-party administrator (TPA) but do require any employee who has a violation to complete a return to duty program in order to maintain or regain employment with them.  This is typically known as an internal violation.  When this occurs, as a condition for employment, you must submit to an alcohol & drug evaluation and or return to duty program.  We have helped many clients win back their jobs and continue to grow their career.

DOT Return To Duty | SAP Evaluation


If you work in any of the industries listed in the section below, then you most likely are required to submit to alcohol and drug screenings as set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT).   DOT is a federal department that oversees the federal laws that govern each agency below.

If you test positive or refuse to take an alcohol or drug screen for a DOT regulated employment position, you will be immediately released from duty and will not be able to return to your field of work until you successfully complete an approved DOT return to duty program. 

For years, Affordable Evaluations has helped DOT employees navigate through the return to duty program and get back to their careers in a timely and affordable manner.  We provide fair evaluations, appropriate recommendations, and follow-up support.

FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation that regulates the trucking industry in the United States. The primary mission of the FMCSA is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

All non-exempt commercial motor vehicles that cross state lines, including big-rig trucks, are subject to the federal motor carrier safety regulations. If these semi-trucks are operating within one state, they need to abide by state-equivalent motor carrier safety regulations. The intent of the regulations is to cover all persons and entities involved in operating commercial vehicles, including:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) set forth minimum standards for those involved with the operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce, in order to cover all people and entities involved in interstate operation of these trucks.

PHMSA - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

PHMSA develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation’s 2.6 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air.

  • Anyone whose actions affects pipelines

USCG - United States Coast Guard

USCG is the coastal defense, search & rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces.  The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission.

  • Anyone whose actions affects the maritime industry
  • All United States Coast Guard employees

FRA - Federal Railroad Administration

The FRA is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).  The purpose of FRA is to enforce rail safety regulations, administer railroad assistance programs, conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy, provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service, and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities.

  • Anyone whose actions affects railroads or railroad transportation 

FAA - Federal Aviation Administration

The FAA is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles.

  • Aircraft pilots
  • Aircraft mechanics 
  • Airport employees 
  • Air Traffic Controllers 
  • Anyone whose actions affects space and air travel

FTA - Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys and ferries. FTA also oversees safety measures and helps develop next-generation technology research.

  • Bus drivers and mechanics 
  • Anyone whose actions affects public transit

Why Choose Us


We respect your time and will work with you accordingly.


We take ownership in our services and treat our clients with utmost respect.


We care about the industry and people. Our prices are both competitive and fair.


Rest assured, we prioritize that your case is confidential with us.

Ready To Return To Work?

We’re ready to help. The substance abuse professionals at Affordable Evaluations have worked with employees in a wide variety of industries, and we have the experience and certifications required to get you back to work after a failed drug test. Whether you are a DOT employee or an employee of some other industry, when you partner with us to get your career back on track, we leverage our experience and knowledge to help you restore your status and remain gainfully employed.

Have questions? Ready to get started? Send us a confidential message below or give us a call at 281-971-1969.

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