The concept of drug and alcohol testing is obvious when it comes to CDL drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), but DOT regulations also stipulate safety sensitive position drug testing for a variety of roles outside of the cab.
Employers requiring a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment have access to the nationwide network of drug collection sites through Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC).
Businesses depend on accessible and dependable service when it comes to completing DOT/non-DOT drug test requirements. Understanding the differences between a DOT/non-DOT drug test and providing the services to cover both is a primary benefit of working with Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC).
Positive drug tests account for 82 percent of total violations reported through the DOT Clearinghouse, according to statistics released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The DOT Clearinghouse went live in January 2020 as a tracking tool to prevent drivers from switching employers without completing return-to-duty requirements.
Owner-operators and many employers understand that leveraging the statistical strength of a DOT consortium such as Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) makes it much easier to meet DOT drug test compliance requirements. A DOT consortium still may not be well-understood by some employers who have opted to go it alone.
DOT drug test compliance is a significant aspect of the administrative responsibilities involved with employing drivers that fall under DOT regulations.
Joining a drug testing consortium such as Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) can reduce that stress by ensuring you meet DOT requirements, sometimes without having any of your drivers actually get tested.
While that requirement is an obvious starting point in meeting driver safety minimums, Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) customers rely on us to stay up to date on changes surrounding DOT drug screen procedures, as well as non-DOT drug tests.
Employers depend on workers throughout their organization to perform at a high level in the name of safety and accuracy. Completing non-DOT drug tests for employees not covered by DOT regulations ensures your workforce is clean regardless of their duties.
Results from the first full year of operation of the DOT Clearinghouse confirm that employers and the public are benefitting from the extra monitoring protection afforded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) nationwide database.