It is necessary for transportation companies/employers to be DOT-compliant per year to continue their work progressively. Department of Transportation (DOT) along with The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set some regulations to be followed by transportation companies of all sizes to check their compliance and criteria for meeting day-to-day normal activities. One of them is random testing consortium.
goMDnow offers DOT Random Drug Testing Consortium Services to manage your drug testing workload by making it affordable, easy, and rapid.
Consortium; an overview
The term consortium refers to the companionship between companies working on the same purpose or project sharing common interests.
Department of Transportation (DOT) along with The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set some regulations to be followed by transportation companies of all sizes to check their compliance and criteria for meeting day-to-day normal activities. One of the main requirements for all transportation companies is to randomly select a certain number of drivers for drug and alcohol testing within a year. For larger companies sometimes it is cost-effective to have a separate random testing pool, but for small companies having an independent random testing pool is not feasible and may not be cost-effective for owner-operators, it is FMCSA’s requirement to join a DOT random testing pool to be compliant for random drug testing. For this purpose, various small companies and owner-operators are joined together to make one large pool (random consortium pool) to comply with DOT drug and alcohol consortium by performing alcohol and drug testing.
Learn more about How Random Testing pool works.
If you are managing a transportation company or you are an owner-operator, you and your drivers must fulfill the requirements put forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA).
It is important to perform random drug testing because of:
It is required for performing safety-sensitive functions and must be followed by:
The consortium can ease the pressure by confirming that you meet DOT requirements, sometimes without actually testing any of your drivers. Random drug testing program requirements must be completed by the end of the calendar year. DOT drug and alcohol testing help transport businesses by:
It simplifies the whole procedure of the drug testing program by managing a random testing pool and training staff for establishing/updating policies to meet the terms of legal changes, which reduces the company’s workload.
Let’s suppose you are running a business consisting of less than or equal to 10 employees and the rate of random testing for your business is 50%, if you are not a part of a DOT drug and alcohol consortium you must randomly select 5 drivers every year for random drug testing to remain compliant, but by joining a consortium of more than 100 employees will reduce the chances of your employee being selected for testing yet your business will remain intact with DOT and FMCSA regulations.
Like any other purchase, employers can save money by acquiring DOT drug and alcohol testing services in bulk. So if you are a small employer with only a few employees to test, the cost per unit will be much higher than a larger company with more employees.
If several smaller companies join services to form a larger pool of employees, it will reduce the cost per test and further save each employer’s budget.
A consortium with the latest information and knowledge will help in keeping the company/ employer up-to-date with the latest modifications in DOT regulations.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency in the United States that was established within the Department of Transportation (DOT) with a mission to improve the safety of high-risk drivers by avoiding road accidents by implementing certain regulations.
goMDnow Consortium Service:
We offer a wide range of online customer-friendly DOT random testing program services by making sure that they are affordable, convenient, easy, and quick.
How do we help our customers?
How do we work?
It is simply a three-step process to obtain a consortium enrollment certificate:
How to reach us?
We are just a click away (goMDnow) providing 24/7 online random consortium testing and other drug testing programs all over the United States using advanced track compliance at the company and employee levels.
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