Consortium DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Mississippi
Also Serving Alabama
A drug and alcohol consortium, also known as a third-party administrator is a service representative that coordinates one or more drug and alcohol testing services. A consortium involves groups of employers who come together to conduct DOT-mandated drug and alcohol testing programs for the members.
Transafe’s Drug and Alcohol Consortium can support specific drug and alcohol screening and testing programs that can include pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return to work, follow-up, and random testing. Updated testing policies and programs that can be adapted to your specific needs can also be developed.
Our members are assured of help with compliance, avoiding delays in the testing process, audit preparation, handling random selections, quality assurance, consolidated billing, and preparation and safekeeping of documents.
FMCSA Regulations Regarding Required Drug Testing (H2)
Those who own and/or operate motor vehicles engaged in interstate and/or intrastate trade are required to submit themselves to DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FMCSA defines a commercial motor vehicle as a vehicle or a vehicle with a trailer that is used to transport cargo and passengers.
Operators of vehicles that have a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, or a GCWR of 26,001 pounds or more including a towing unit with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds; is used to transport 16 or more passengers, plus the driver; or is used to transport dangerous materials, are generally required to be enrolled in a drug and alcohol testing program
Transafe’s Consortium Membership affords its members access to the following benefits:
- Random Selection Process
We always make sure that members meet the minimum testing percentage requirements of the DOT which is at least 25% of most employees for drugs and while 10% of most employees for alcohol in a random testing pool.
We work diligently with our members to ensure every company meets DOT’s testing regulations and keeping records of which drivers have been tested and those who have not.
- Testing Process of Collection Site, Lab, and MRO
We coordinate with collection sites to ensure that staff is appropriate for a supervised collection, forms are filled out properly, and Breath Alcohol Test equipment is up and running.
We then conduct the drug tests and send all specimens, along with all documents, to the laboratory.
If a positive test is discovered, we will make sure the MRO process is handled as efficiently and as discreetly as possible.
- Quality Assurance
To ensure accuracy, we work with SAMHSA Certified Labs only.
We make sure we handle all drug test document retention, and all results are defensible in the court of law. Members who have tested positive may request a review by a Medical Review Officer.
We help in the preparation of audit packages, MIS, CDL, and other state reporting requirements.
We also offer Drug & Alcohol Policy Development and DER Supervisor Training for our members.
Transafe’s Drug & Alcohol Testing Consortium offers services other than Consortium Membership. These services include assistance in drug and alcohol policy development, online reasonable suspicion training, and reminders for Substance Abuse Professional or SAP follow-up testing.
Help protect your workforce, your job site, your company, and the public. Be a member now.