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DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing


DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing

The Vaccine Centers offers nationwide service for DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing programs as well as random consortium and random standalone drug testing programs. We have over 10,000 collection sites ready to serve you!

If you are an owner operator or operate a DOT company, you are required to be enrolled into a DOT random drug & alcohol program. The Vaccine Center can enroll you or your company into our random consortium, give you access to our online cloud based system that allows you to order drug testing 24/7 and provide you or your company with your certificate of compliance.

Immediate service available for DOT random testing programs and consortium programs.

DOT consortium services are available for:

  • Owner Operators
  • Private Fleets
  • For Hire Carriers
  • Bus Companies
  • USCG captains and vessels for hire
  • FAA regulated businesses
  • Oil and gas companies - PHMSA regulated
  • Transit systems - FTA

The Vaccine Center is a consortium/ third party administrator (C/TPA) which manages the entire DOT approved Consortium for DOT regulated companies and DOT covered "safety sensitive" employees. 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.

If you are currently being audited/inspected, under a new entrant review or found to be in violation by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and you are calling to join the DOT Consortium or schedule a DOT drug or breath alcohol test - let us know. We can provide expert assistance to help you.

DOT Employers & Owner Operators

Random drug testing programs are required for employers regulated by the United Stated Department of Transportation (DOT). If you are an owner operator, you are required to be enrolled into a consortium random drug testing program. Smaller DOT regulated employers may also elect to enroll into a consortium random drug testing program for easy compliance. Larger DOT regulated employers typically request a stand-alone DOT random testing program.

Owner-Operators

For owner-operators two important steps must be taken to comply with the DOT FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing:

  1. A pre-Employment test drug test with a negative result 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.

The Vaccine Centers can assist owner operators in all areas of the United States, for immediate compliance with DOT FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing, call today.

Trucking Companies, Bus Companies, For Hire Carriers and Private Fleets

Both stand-alone random testing pools and consortium random testing pools 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. The Vaccine Centers can simplify the process and help your company with a program that keeps you in compliance and out of trouble with the DOT so that you avoid fines and penalties.

DOT Compliance

The Vaccine Offers a complete compliance program for companies regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and required to be in compliance with DOT drug & alcohol testing regulations 49 CFR Part 40. Our compliance programs include:

  • Designated Employer Representative (DER)
  • Written Policy
  • Regulations on file
  • Pre-employment Testing
  • Random, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return to Duty and Follow-up Testing
  • Employee Education
  • Supervisor Training
  • Previous Employer Checks
  • Removal of employees from safety sensitive positions when positive or refusal to test
  • Substance Abuse Professional

Each DOT Agency and the USCG has regulations that require certain employers to implement a random testing program. Compliance experts at The Vaccine Center can help you navigate through the requirements for your DOT required random drug testing program. The specific DOT agencies requiring DOT drug and alcohol testing programs are:

  • 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)

Every company regulated by the above mentioned agencies with DOT covered employees required to be in a drug and alcohol testing program must have on staff a Designated Employer Representative. The Designated Employer Representative, or DER, is an employee authorized to take immediate action to remove employees from (or have them removed from) safety-sensitive duties and to make required decisions in the testing and evaluation processes. The DER also receives test results and other communications for the employer. Only an employee (or the employer directly) may act as a DER. This is one of the only roles that a service agent can never perform.

The Vaccine Center is a Consortium/Third-Party Administrator (C/TPA) - a service agent that provides or coordinates one or more drug and/or alcohol testing services for Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employers. As a C/TPAs, The Vaccine Center provides and coordinates the provision of a number of such services. The Vaccine Center performs administrative tasks concerning the operation of employers' drug and alcohol testing programs.

FMCSA - Owner Operators - Private Fleets - Bus Companies - For Hire Carriers

How do you know if you are 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?

DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Services - DOT Consortium

Serving all DOT modes of transportation with compliance and quality. Our programs include:

  • Required DOT drug & alcohol testing written policy
  • Required DOT drug and alcohol testing: pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty and follow up
  • SAMHSA Certified Laboratory, Medical Review Officer and Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP)
  • Required random testing consortium pool management
  • Required supervisor training and employee education programs - live training, webinar training and computer based training
  • Required record keeping and annual MIS reports
  • DOT required physical examination by certified medical examiners
  • Ongoing consultation
  • Audit preparation and audit assistance
  • Nationwide 24/7 coverage for emergency drug and alcohol testing events
  • Our DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Services will keep you in compliance so you avoid violations and fines.

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