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Random Consortium for Owner-Operators

Posted: Nov 30 2015

By: Ashlee Arnold

If you drive a truck and you're 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 screening 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?

US Drug Test Centers can help owner-operators with compliance for DOT drug and alcohol testing. The first thing you need is a DOT pre-employment drug test. We offer DOT drug test nationwide. Call today and US Drug Test Centers can get you set up for a pre-employment test anywhere in the United States. For companies with more than one driver, special programs are offered from US Drug Test Centers.

The second thing you need is enrollment into a DOT random drug testing consortium. US Drug Test Centers offers a nationwide DOT random drug testing consortium specifically for owner-operators. Once you've completed or placed your order for your pre-employment test, you can join our Owner-Operator FMCSA Consortium program, and you'll immediately receive your Certificate of Compliance.

The yearly program includes random management, your certificate stating you are enrolled, any drug and alcohol resources, and any random drug or alcohol tests if you're chosen. It's simple and easy. One phone call and you as an owner-operator are in compliance with the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration drug and alcohol testing regulation.

wheels of a truck

Staying sober on the road is vital to keeping not only yourself but everyone else safe. Individuals who work for the Department of Transporation have the responsibility of helping to protect the general public. Truck drivers work long, grueling hours. Refraining from consuming any substances that will impair you is of utmost importance.

There are a lot of details to remember, but we can help. Call US Drug Test Centers today for immediate service — 866-566-0261.

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