DOT Compliance for Owner-Operators
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. Consortium Pool helps owner operators stay DOT compliant by providing convenient, affordable services so you can focus on what matters most – running a successful business.
Whether you own a transnational trucking company or a single truck, the first step to becoming DOT compliant is to enroll in a drug testing consortium like ours. Enrollment not only guarantees that you’ll be selected (from the pool of eligible drivers) for DOT-required random drug testing, our compliance program also directly notifies owner operators when and where they need to take a test, provides drivers with a DOT-required written drug and alcohol policy, and maintains accurate reports for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA).
To remain compliant with federal rules and regulations, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders be periodically tested for the following illicit substances:
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BECOMING DOT COMPLIANT
In addition to enrolling in a drug consortium pool, owner operators must complete the following drug tests to stay DOT compliant. Required drug testing includes:
Though owner operators aren’t technically hired, they still must go through the same pre employment drug testing as potential employees. OACH helps owner operators complete this mandatory step by providing drug testing forms, access to over 10,000 drug testing laboratories, and fast test result turnaround times.
DOT regulations require that any owner operator involved in an accident that results in a death or moving violation citation must submit to a test for the presence of drugs and alcohol. Following an accident, every OACH client is provided with detailed instructions regarding DOT protocols for breath alcohol and urinalysis testing.
To remain compliant, both transportation company employees and owner operators must be randomly selected from the consortium pool and tested for recent drug use. Enrollment in OACH’s program guarantees that drivers are randomly chosen using DOT-approved, scientifically-valid methods and immediately notified when they have been selected.