DOT Consortium

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Offering 1, 2 & 3 year DOT Consortium Memberships utilizing a computer generated random selection testing program, DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing at over 10,000 testing centers Nationwide, DOT Physicals and other services required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Welcome To DOT Consortium

Welcome To DOT Consortium

Importance Notice!

Importance Notice!

Importance Notice!

Effective January 1 2018, The Department Of Transportation is Amending its drug-testing program regulation to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to its 5 panel drug test. " Commonly referred to as expanded opiates."

Effective January 1 2018, The Department Of Transportation is Amending its drug-testing program regulation to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to its 5 panel drug test. " Commonly referred to as expanded opiates."

Effective January 1 2018, The Department Of Transportation is Amending its drug-testing program regulation to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to its 5 panel drug test. " Commonly referred to as expanded opiates."

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What Is a DOT Consortium?

Persons who are employed in a position designated as "safety sensitive" must be actively enrolled in a random drug and alcohol testing program. Typically, covered employees will join a group of other DOT regulated employees in the random testing program and this is called a DOT Consortium. Generally, an employer who has less than fifty employees or single operators join the consortium which will comply with the random drug and alcohol testing requirements of 49 CFR Part 40. Employers that have over 50 employees who are covered by Part 40 may elect to be enrolled in a "stand alone" random testing pool. 

The DOT consortium is cost effective and complies with all requirements of DOT 49 CFR Part 40 which mandates that all “safety sensitive” employees be enrolled in a random drug and alcohol testing program.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has strict regulations requiring regulated companies and independent operators (CDL License Holders) be a member of a DOT drug and alcohol Consortium, failure to comply with these regulations can result in significant fines and other DOT sanctions. 

We are fully versed in the DOT procedures for pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, reasonable suspicion drug testing, post-accident drug testing, return to duty drug testing and follow up drug testing.

Third Party Administrators/Service Agents

DOT Consortium provides third party administration (C/TPAs) which includes complete management of a DOT drug and alcohol testing program for companies regulated by CFR 49 Part 40 including MIS Reports, random selections and notifications, test scheduling, MRO services, audit consultation and DER assistance. 

DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all covered employees be enrolled in a DOT approved Random Consortium Selection Program. The selection of any covered employee must be made by a computerized selection process and any covered employee selected for a drug and alcohol test must immediately proceed to take the test once notified.

The DOT Consortium random drug testing program notifies covered employees by email and a phone call and provides the location of the closest testing center for the covered employee to go and take their drug and alcohol test.

Failing to take a random drug or alcohol test once selected can result in substantial fines and penalties by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

DOT Required Random Testing – Are you in Compliance?

Owner-Operators
Owner-Operators must take two steps to comply with the DOT FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing: 

  1. You must have a pre-Employment drug test with a negative result and it must be completed before operating a DOT covered commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
  2. You must enroll into a random testing consortium. Owner-operators are not permitted to manage random testing themselves.

DOT Consortium is here to assist owner operators Nationwide! For immediate compliance with DOT FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing, call DOT Consortium today at 800-221-4291.

Trucking Companies, Bus Companies, For Hire Carriers and Private Fleets
We offer both stand-alone random testing pools and consortium random testing pools that are available for trucking companies, bus companies, for-hire carriers and private fleets. Typically companies with over 20 drivers will elect to have a stand-alone random drug testing program. Compliance is more complicated for companies with more than one driver. DOT Consortium simplifies the process and helps your company with a program that keeps you in compliance and out of trouble with the DOT so that you can avoid fines and penalties.

 
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If you have more than 5 DOT Employees, You're elegible for a discounted rate for Consortium Enrollments, DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing, Policies and More!

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What is required for DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance?

DOT Consortium can assist employers with all of the required components of a compliant DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing program.

Designated Employer Representative (DER)

Written DOT Drug & Alcohol Policies

Pre-employment DOT Drug Testing

Random, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return to Duty and Follow-up Testing

Employee Education

Supervisor Training

Previous Employer Checks & MVR's (Motor Vehicle Reports)

Substance Abuse Professionals

 

Who Is Covered for DOT FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Testing?

If you drive a truck and you are self-employed or an owner operator, you may be regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for drug and alcohol testing. If you have a CDL and answer YES to any of the following questions, then YES you need to be in compliance with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.

  1. Do you drive a vehicle that has a gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds (11,794 kilograms) or more? or
  2. Do you drive a vehicle that is capable of transporting 16 or more passengers including the driver? or
  3. Do you drive a vehicle of any size that is required to be placarded when being used to transport hazardous materials in accordance with 49 CFR part 172, subpart f?

What about the other DOT Agencies?

DOT Consortium can provide DOT compliant drug and alcohol testing programs for all of the various DOT agencies including:

Federal Aviation Admin (FAA)

Federal Railroad Admin (FRA)

Federal Transit Admin (FTA)

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin (FMCSA)