The Fayetteville DOT Drug-and-Alcohol Testing Consortium provides members with all the testing and management services necessary for compliance with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) drug-and-alcohol testing regulations. The annual per-driver fee covers all six types of testing required by DOT regulations, review by a Medical Review Officer (M.R.O.), information materials, record keeping, reporting, and policy development assistance.
The Drug-and-Alcohol Testing Consortium offers these benefits and more to your municipality...
Predictable cost: An annual charge per driver is your only cost for compliance. Other providers charge a series of fees for management, training, professional services, and any other assistance requested.
- Predictable cost: An annual charge per driver is your only cost for compliance. Other providers charge a series of fees for management, training, professional services, and any other assistance requested.
- Convenience of on-site testing: Driver and supervisor down-time is significantly reduced.
- Comprehensive coverage: The program covers all testing associated with DOT regulations, plus the services of a medical review officer, record keeping and more. The consortium is designed to help decrease substance abuse and lead to greater public safety, gains in productivity, fewer absences, lower health costs and reduced legal expenses.
What is Fayetteville DOT’s Drug-and-Alcohol Testing Consortium?
The consortium is managed by TEAMCME and provides employers with all the testing and management services necessary for compliance with DOT drug-and-alcohol testing regulations. The program offers drivers and employers -- regardless of size -- all the advantages of being in a random testing pool. By joining the consortium your workers are pooled with other companies. This reduces your administrative burden while maintaining the deterrent of random testing.
All vehicle operators holding commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) and others performing safety sensitive transportation functions covered in public works, social services, recreation and education. Seasonal and short-term contract workers are also covered in these areas.
How does random drug testing work?
TEAMCME uses a computer to randomly select the names of those to be tested each month, and makes arrangements with the drivers for testing. If a selected worker is unavailable that day, the individual is either tested upon returning to work, or is returned to the random pool.
The number of tests each year is equal to 50% of the number of workers in the pool for drugs and 10% of that number for alcohol. The number of tests is proportional to number of workers. If there are 120 workers, 60 drug tests are administered annually, or five drug tests each month. Twelve alcohol tests are administered each year or one per month.
After an individual's name is selected for testing in any given month, it is returned to the pool. Note that any worker could be tested more than once annually. The odds of being selected for testing are the same for each worker every time.
Drug testing is performed by collecting and analyzing urine specimens; alcohol is tested by using DOT approved saliva testing
.Here are the services you get...
Complete testing services
- Types of testing covered: pre-employment, post accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return to duty, and follow-up (up to six of each test per driver)
- Positive test evaluation by a medical review officer
Billing and record keeping assistance
- Semi-annual billing offered
- Compliance with DOT report requirements
- Providing status reports
- Driver information packets
- Sample policies
- DOT regulation updates
- E-mail notification
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