Consortiums offer affordable drug testing for employers

Consortiums offer affordable drug testing for employers

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is a Certified TPA

Finding affordable drug testing is a consistent business objective for owner-operators and companies that employ drivers that fall under DOT and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) fulfills that need with affordable drug testing through random DOT testing programs.

WDTC’s role as a drug-testing consortium is to manage all or part of our customers’ DOT-mandated drug and alcohol testing program. Maintenance of required testing records is another valuable role we provide that contributes to more affordable drug testing costs.

Our ability to perform a variety of employer functions pertaining to DOT testing relieves your staff of time-consuming tasks that do not add value to your operations. As a Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), WDTC is responsible for staying on top of DOT regulations and which tasks we may perform for an employer.

Affordable drug testing does not alleviate employers of responsibility

WDTC has built a reputation as a trusted expert in DOT regulations and a leader among consortiums offering affordable drug testing services. However, employers are still responsible for any errors resulting in civil penalty actions for noncompliance.

C-TPAs such as WDTC are allowed exceptions regarding owner-operators and other self-employed individuals in our role in administering drug testing consortiums. These exceptions include:

  • The transmission of substance abuse professional reports
  • Reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up testing
  • Driver refusals for owner-operators and other self-employed individuals who fail to test after being schedule and notified

Do you need help understanding the new Clearinghouse guidelines?

WDTC is prepared to help owner-operators and employers comply with the new Clearinghouse guidelines established by the FMCSA that went into effect on January 6, 2020. Authorized users can gain access to the Clearinghouse by registering at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/. The website includes information about query plans and frequently asked questions with regard to the Clearinghouse.

About Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is an accredited, Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), and specializes in consortium management; a variety of drug testing methods, including urine, hair and fingernails; post-accident testing; pre-employment drug tests; criminal background checks; supervisor training programs to keep employees compliant with DOT regulations; pre-employment DOT physicals; and paternity DNA testing. Headquartered in Green Bay, WDTC also has offices in Oshkosh, Appleton, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Call 888-784-8842 or visit www.widrugtesting.com for more information about affordable drug testing.

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