DOT-Compliant Drug & Alcohol Consortium

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DOT-Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing Consortium and Clearinghouse:

Join the Fleet Drug Testing Nationwide Consortium

Affordable FMCSA Compliance Drug Testing For Commercial Truck Drivers in California and Nationwide



1) As an owner-operator, you are required to belong to a random drug testing consortium such as Fleet Drug Testing. You are not permitted to manage random testing yourselves.

2) You must designate a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) in order to comply with the FMCSA Clearinghouse reporting requirements.

3) Additionally, you must pass a pre-employment drug test after getting a United States DOT (USDOT) number and before driving a CMV.


We provide DOT-compliant services for CDL drivers in California and nationwide. Allow Fleet to handle everything. We offer variety of affordable testing packages that comply with Department of Transportation CFR Part 382 & 40.

Fleet utilizes a network of thousands of drug testing locations in California and nationwide.

Pick from one of our DOT compliant drug testing consortium packages. We manage everything, assuring your compliance.

  • Every commercial motor vehicle operator is required to comply with DOT’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

  • Trucking employers and owner / operators have a responsibility to implement and conduct drug and alcohol testing programs.

  • FLEET will create & fully manage your FMCSA testing program assuring your compliance.



Enrolling in our consortium is a cost-effective and efficient way to comply with the FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing regulations.

Save time and money – FLEET manages testing compliance for you as well as covers the cost of test kits, collection sites, laboratory fees and test results reporting.

Questions? Need to schedule a drug test? Give us a call at (888) 709-5029, M-F 8am to 5pm (PDT)

We have over 12,500 testing locations in our Nationwide network.

DOT Compliance Made Simple

Enroll in Drug Testing Program

Pick from one of Fleet's DOT compliant drug testing consortium packages.

Random Drug Testing Selection

Fleet will randomly select participants for drug testing in accordance with DOT guidelines.

Take Drug Test

Drug tests can be completed at one of our 10,000 testing locations across the nation.

Fleet Handles the Rest

Fleet Drug Testing will submit test results for medical review and file all of the required documentation.

Fleet Drug Testing Can Help You Maintain Compliance

At Fleet Drug Testing, we can take the burden and worry of DOT compliance off of your shoulders. We know that owning and operating your own commercial vehicle comes with many challenges and compliance with regulations is one of the most pressing issues you’ll face.

We are proud to provide solutions for any company or operator, which includes a drug and alcohol testing consortium. We can give you peace of mind that you have an experienced, full-service team that will handle your random drug testing at a package that’s right for you. To get started, contact us today.

What are the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements

As an employer or owner-operator of your own commercial vehicle, you are subject to DOT regulations. This includes undergoing drug and alcohol testing in compliance with the DOT drug and alcohol testing program. The DOT testing requirements include the following:

Pre-employment drug testing

Before operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for the first time, a truck driver must undergo a drug test and receive a negative test result. Employers & owner-operators must ensure that this test is conducted before permitting a person to operate a CMV.

Random drug and alcohol testing

Employers and owner-operators must participate in a DOT-approved random drug and alcohol testing program. The testing rate for random drug testing is 50% per year, while the testing rate for random alcohol testing is 10% per year.

Post-accident drug and alcohol testing

If a truck driver is involved in an accident that meets certain criteria–fatalities, injuries requiring immediate medical attention, or towing of any vehicle–that driver may be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing

If you have reasonable suspicion to believe that a driver is using drugs or alcohol while on duty, the driver may be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Return-to-duty drug and alcohol testing

If a driver has violated the DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, he or she must undergo a return-to-duty drug and/or alcohol test before returning to safety-sensitive duties.

Follow-up drug and alcohol testing

If a driver has violated the DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, he or she may be subject to follow-up testing for up to five years.

Obviously, maintaining compliance with these requirements as an owner-operator can be overwhelming. However, the fact remains that if you want to remain licensed and able to operate a commercial motor vehicle, you have to follow these rules. Thus, a consortium is a great solution for ensuring this compliance.

How Does a Drug Testing Consortium Work?

Ensuring compliance with DOT regulations should always be a top priority for any company or person that operates a commercial motor vehicle. Failing to maintain compliance, especially as an owner-operator, can have a disastrous impact on your business. Thus, you should look into any solution that’s available, including consortium. 

A drug testing consortium is a group of employers and owner-operators who join together to comply with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. Here’s how a drug testing consortium typically works:

  • Joining the Consortium – You can join a drug testing consortium by signing up with our team, which manages the consortium. We will provide you with the necessary paperwork and instructions for joining.
  • Testing – Once enrolled in the consortium, you will be notified when drivers need to undergo drug and alcohol testing. We will coordinate the testing and ensure that it is done according to DOT regulations.
  • Random Selection – All drivers in the consortium are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Our team uses a computer-based random selection process to determine who needs to be tested.
  • Reporting – Our team will report the results of drug and alcohol tests to you (if applicable) and to the DOT. Additionally, we will also maintain records of all testing and report on the consortium’s compliance with DOT regulations.

Ultimately, joining a drug testing consortium allows employers and owner-operators to simplify the process of complying with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. Not only that, but working with our team will also take care of the administrative responsibilities that come with DOT testing, allowing you to fully focus on your business.

What Can Our DOT Drug Testing Consortiums Do For You?

As any trucking company or owner-operators is subject to DOT regulations, participating in our DOT drug testing consortium can provide you with several benefits, such as:

  • Simplify the drug testing process – Our drug testing consortium can handle all aspects of the drug testing process, including specimen collection, laboratory testing, and result reporting. This can simplify the process for owner-operators and ensure compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Reduce costs – By pooling resources with other companies and owner-operators, consortium members can benefit from reduced drug testing costs. Our consortium can also negotiate lower rates with testing facilities and pass those savings on to our members.
  • Ensure compliance – Probably the biggest benefit to our drug testing consortium is that it can help ensure compliance with all DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. This can include providing guidance on testing frequency, ensuring proper specimen collection procedures, and maintaining accurate records. All of these are vital for single-vehicle owner-operators.
  • Provide expert support – The staff of our drug testing consortium can provide expert support and guidance on all aspects of the drug testing process. This can include answering questions about testing requirements, providing training on drug and alcohol testing procedures, and helping owner-operators navigate any compliance issues.
  • Increase accountability – Our consortium members are held accountable for complying with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. This can help ensure a level playing field for all owner-operators and reduce the risk of non-compliance.

When considering our drug testing consortium program, the above benefits should be enough on their own to join our program. The bottom line is that you need to be compliant with these regulations to remain on the road, so any offer that makes this process easier should be taken advantage of.

Fleet Drug Testing Can Simplify the DOT Drug Testing Process

As a trucking employer or owner-operator of a commercial motor vehicle, utilizing Fleet Drug Testing’s consortium program is a convenient and cost-effective way to comply with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. It can also provide peace of mind knowing that you are helping to maintain safety on the roads.

We can simplify the testing process and ensure compliance with regulations, all the while saving you time and money. if you’re interested in joining our drug testing consortium, reach out to our team for a free consultation to learn more and get started today.

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