The Easiest Way To Stay Compliant with DOT Drug Testing Rules in 2023

December 20 13:35 2022
The Easiest Way To Stay Compliant with DOT Drug Testing Rules in 2023
Employers whose staff requires DOT compliance may find drug testing to be a giant headache. However, having a drug testing program is in the interest of both the employer and the employee.

Greenville, SC, USA – December 20, 2022 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse in 2020. After almost three years of operation, the clearinghouse has the data needed to help employers get up-to-date information on their drivers. Starting January 6, 2023, employers can use the clearinghouse to get drug-related information on prospective drivers. This means they will not need to reach out to previous employers in order to get that necessary information about new hires. However, there is still a need for employers to gain the Safety Performance History which includes verification of the dates of employment, type of equipment driven, and any accidents in the last 3 years. Total Reporting can help with the Safety Performance History for employers.

The recruiting carrier will be able to utilize the clearinghouse to establish whether the driver had violated drug-and-alcohol testing standards, failed to complete the federal return-to-duty procedure, and successfully finished a substance abuse professional rehabilitation process. The FMCSA clearinghouse will not provide drug test information on employees regulated under another agency, nor will it provide non-DOT test results.

Despite this development, companies still need to make sure their drug and alcohol testing programs are fully compliant. Employers can choose to take their programs in-house, outsource their programs entirely, or take a hybrid approach. Each approach has pros and cons, but not all companies are willing or able to pay the expense of staffing a DOT-compliant drug and alcohol testing program.

Using a trusted DOT consortium provider is the easiest way to stay compliant with DOT regulations while also saving a considerable amount of money on staffing costs. Thanks to companies like Total Reporting, owned and operated by ARCpoint Labs, companies that fall under DOT regulations can become immediately compliant without any additional headaches.

Total Reporting utilizes a national network of drug and alcohol testing sites that provide 5-Panel tests for marijuana, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, cocaine, and opiates in addition to breath alcohol tests. Employers can see whether or not the prospective employee completed the test, and results are provided immediately.

Total Reporting provides a comprehensive & compliant DOT consortium management program. This program doesn’t just include drug and alcohol testing. Total Reporting’s DOT consortium management program also offers pre-employment screening for all prospective drivers, annual MVR reporting, MRO services, and audit reporting. Best of all, employers who sign up are able to immediately comply with DOT regulations.

Educating staff on ever-changing regulations is a significant expense for companies that have in-house programs. Employers who use Total Reporting’s DOT consortium management services can stay compliant, no matter what changes the FMCSA makes to their regulations.

Members who sign up for Total Reporting get online supervisor training and access to US-based customer service. They will also get complementary consortium services for the rest of 2022. Visit their DOT Consortium Management Services site here to learn more about Total Reporting.

For more information, please visit https://totalreporting.com

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