DOT Drug & Alcohol Compliance
Whether you are an independent driver or you operate an international trucking business with hundreds or thousands of employees, DOT compliance is vital for all drivers and companies. We help individuals and organizations following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s drug and alcohol testing rules and regulations by providing convenient, cost-effective services and 24 hour support to clients across the country. At OACH, our goal is to help clients easily maintain their DOT drug testing programs and remain complaint with all relevant transportation authorities.
Enrollment in a drug testing consortium is a requirement for DOT compliance if you or your company operates a vehicle or vehicles that require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate and meets one or more of the following criteria:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more
Transporting 16 Passengers or More
Transporting Hazardous Materials
WHO NEEDS DOT
IMPORTANCE OF TRUCK DRIVERS
BEING DOT COMPLIANT
DOT COMPLIANCE FOR
Maintaining a drug and alcohol testing policy that meet the standards for DOT compliance will keep companies or owner operators from incurring fines, suspensions, and business closures, but more importantly, DOT compliance is an effective way to ensure that employees and members of the public are safe at all times. Through DOT and FMCSA-approved drug testing, educational training and materials, and the development of comprehensive Drug Free Workplace programs, OACH helps companies prevent dangerous behavior and avoid financial disaster.
Just like large transportation companies, owner operators must adhere to the Department of Transportation’s guidelines regarding enrollment in a drug and alcohol consortium, pre employment drug testing, random drug testing, maintaining of complete records and reports, and other drug and alcohol compliance requirements. OACH helps owner operators stay DOT compliant by providing convenient, affordable services so you can focus on what matters most – running a successful business.
BECOMING DOT COMPLIANT
ENROLLMENT IN A
DRUG & ALCOHOL
The first step in becoming DOT compliant is enrolling in a drug testing consortium. Once enrollment has been completed, you will receive an official Certificate of Enrollment and instructions on how to complete your drug and alcohol tests, if needed.
The first step in becoming DOT compliant is enrolling in a drug testing consortium. Once enrollment has been completed, you will receive an official Certificate of Enrollment and instructions on how to complete your drug and alcohol tests, if needed. A pre-employment drug screening is required for each employee entering the program if one has not been completed in the 6 months.
The Department of Transportation requires all trucking companies maintain a drug and alcohol policy (often called a Drug Free Workplace Program) that provides written policies, testing procedures, treatment information, and other resources for employees.