Drug and Alcohol Consortium

Meet USDOT Requirements With Ease

The Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires random drug and alcohol testing of a company or employer’s safety-sensitive drivers and owner operators. If driver’s or owner operators are engaging in safety ensitive duties our Drug and Alcohol Consortium program helps you and employees meet this requirement.

Easy Enrollment

Enrolling in our Drug and Alcohol Consortium program is easy. Simply enter your USDOT number here and fill out the necessary forms to enroll. We make it easy to comply with USDOT regulations and get the random drug and alcohol testing program you need.

Affordable and Efficient Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

Save big on program management fees! For only $199 per year, you can enjoy our comprehensive services, whether you’re an owner operator or the DER of a company with multiple employees.

Medical Review Officer (MRO) service and USDOT drug tests are only $99 each, ensuring your team stays compliant and drug-free. Plus, our Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) alcohol tests are also available at the same low price. But that’s not all! We include our Drug and Alcohol Policy at no additional cost, giving you peace of mind and protecting your company.

We provide free support through email or web tickets, making sure you have a hassle-free experience with us. Don’t miss out on these incredible savings and top-notch services.

Do You Need to Enroll in a Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

If you drive a commercial motor vehicle or truck and trailer combination with a weight rating over 26,000 pounds, a vehicle that can carry 16 or more passengers, or a vehicle of any size used to transport HazMat that requires placarding, you are required to be enrolled in a random drug and alcohol testing program per USDOT’s regulation 49CFR Part 382.

You drive a commercial motor vehicle or truck and trailer combination with a weight rating over 26,000 pounds

You drive a vehicle that can carry 16 or more passengers

You drive a vehicle of any size used to transport hazmat that requires placarding

Get to Know the Different Types of Drug and Alcohol Testing for Your Business

There are different drug and alcohol tests depending on what situation you fall in.

Pre-Employment Test

The FMCSA mandates pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Before a CDL driver can operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), the employer must receive a negative result.

Post-Accident Test

After an accident, the FMCSA mandates a drug and alcohol test. However, there are some exceptions that you should be aware of. For more information, please refer to our FAQs.

Reasonable Suspicion Test

Reasonable suspicion testing is a necessary step when a driver is suspected of being under the influence. This test can be conducted without delay to promptly address the issue. CDL supervisors must complete a reasonable suspicion course to fulfill their obligations.

Return To Duty Test

Return to duty testing is mandatory for drivers who have tested positive or refused testing. To begin the process, they must successfully complete a substance abuse program that meets USDOT standards. Once completed, a negative test result is necessary before the driver can resume work.

Follow-Up Test

After completing the return to duty steps, a follow-up test is necessary. The substance abuse professional (SAP) will prescribe a minimum of 6 observed tests within a span of 12 months. This minimum requirement of 6 tests can be extended up to an additional 4 years.

Random Testing

CDL drivers must undergo random drug testing throughout the year. If an employer is the sole driver and does not lease a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), they must still ensure that random testing is conducted on at least 2 employees. This can be done through a drug and alcohol consortium pool (random testing program).

Streamline Drug and Alcohol Testing with Quick Access

As a customer of DOT Compliance Group, you can easily access your dashboard by clicking on the top-right hand side of the screen. Once you’re in the portal, simply scroll down to the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program section.

Within the dashboard, you’ll find a variety of convenient features and options. These include the ability to request an Electronic Custody Control Form (eCCF), view your test results, download certificates, access audit information, find an SAP and request paper drug testing forms. Additionally, you’ll have access to our test site locator, which boasts over 18,000 sites in our preferred network. Get access to testing services with ease.

The best part? You won’t have to pay at the collection site thanks to our extensive network.

Learn How a Drug and Alcohol Consortium Can Benefit Your Business

A Drug and Alcohol Consortium is an effective solution for businesses that need to comply with safety regulations and maintain a productive workforce. This arrangement enables businesses to efficiently manage employee drug testing and to receive support in developing and implementing a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy..

By joining a consortium, companies can leverage the resources of expert providers and access a wide range of services, from emergency support to employee education and training. Additionally, businesses can minimize their risk of liability through compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. On top of all that, you will be in compliance with testing requirements.

Overall, a Drug and Alcohol Consortium can offer significant benefits to businesses seeking to create a safe drug and alcohol-free workplace.

Professional Support

Our team of professionals is here to help you every step of the way. We provide clear and informative guidance to the drug and alcohol testing process to ensure that you are compliant with USDOT and federal regulations. With our full Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium program, you can rest assured that you are meeting all of the necessary requirements.


What is the most common pre-employment drug test?
A urinalysis (urine) test. Typically, it is a 5-panel urine test given to employees in safety-sensitive positions, meaning their employer is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
What is considered a positive result on a drug test for alcohol?
Registering a 0.04 or greater alcohol content in your bloodstream. Refusing to take a drug or alcohol test is also equivalent to testing positive.
Can a new driver start driving before receiving the results of their pre-employment test?
No. Legally the driver cannot drive until you have queried the Clearinghouse showing the driver as “Not Prohibited” AND have a negative pre-employment drug test on file. Not following these laws can result in heavy fines and penalties.
If I live in a state that permits “recreational” marijuana use or my physician prescribed me “medical” marijuana, if I test positive for marijuana use on a DOT drug test will the MRO verify my test as negative?
No. The U.S. Department of Transportation is very clear that state initiatives have no bearing on the U.S. DOT’s regulated drug testing program. Marijuana is a Schedule I Controlled Substance; therefore, it remains unacceptable for any safety-sensitive employee.
What happens to me if I test positive or refuse to test?
You are not permitted to perform safety-sensitive duties for any DOT-regulated employer until you have seen a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and successfully completed the return-to-duty process.
If I have an accident and it wasn’t my fault, am I still required to have a post-accident and alcohol test?
Below is the FMCSA’s chart for when a post-accident test is required, however please keep in that your employer may require you to be tested per company policy even if the FMCSA does not.

Post-accident – Drug and alcohol tests may be required after crashes according to the following chart (§382.303):

Type of Accident Involved Citation Issued to the CMV Driver Test Must Be Performed by Employer
Human Fatality Yes Yes
Human Fatality No Yes
Bodily Injury With Immediate Medical Treatment Away From the Scene Yes Yes
Bodily Injury With Immediate Medical Treatment Away From the Scene No No
Disabling Damage to Any Motor Vehicle Requiring Tow Away Yes Yes
Disabling Damage to Any Motor Vehicle Requiring Tow Away No No

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