DOT Drug Testing Consortium For Owner-Operators

We offer a drug testing consortium to owner-operators nationwide.

There are over 12,500 testing locations and one is near you.

Every commercial motor vehicle operator, including owner-operators, is required to comply with the DOT’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Owner-operators benefit from cost savings and administrative efficiencies. The consortium handles the drug testing process, including selecting testing sites, collecting specimens, and reporting test results to the owner-operators.

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

Complete your drug test at one of our 10,000 testing locations across the nation.

Fleet Handles the Rest

Fleet Drug Testing will submit your 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 for Owner-Operators?

As an 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, you must undergo a drug test and receive a negative test result. The owner-operators must ensure that this test is conducted before permitting you to operate a CMV.

Random drug and alcohol testing

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

Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing

If your owner-operators or contractor has reasonable suspicion to believe that you are using drugs or alcohol while on duty, you may be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Return-to-duty drug and alcohol testing

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

Follow-up drug and alcohol testing

If you have violated the DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, you 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 For Owner-Operators?

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 owner-operatorss who join together to comply with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. Here’s how a drug testing consortium typically works:

  • Joining the Consortium – Owner-operators 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, owner-operators will be notified when they need to undergo drug and alcohol testing. We will coordinate the testing and ensure that it is done according to DOT regulations.
  • Random Selection – Owner-operators 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 the owner-operator’s owner-operators (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 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 an owner-operator or owner-operators 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 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 an 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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