Working with a DOT consortium can make a lot of sense for your business. These third-party administrators will be able to manage all aspects of your DOT drug and alcohol program. You can also pick and choose the services you want them to provide. Having a testing program in place will allow you to remain compliant with the DOT. It also removes the headache from your company.
It’s a Small Price to Pay
Spending the money with the DOT consortium can be one of the best expenses that you authorize all year. This is because you will have the ability to get the help where you need it the most. This allows you to focus on operations instead of calling employees in for random alcohol and drug testing.
You can also get the necessary reports in order to remain compliant, and adhere to the guidelines of your testing program. By having a third-party handle the reports, you can trust the integrity of the information and keep more information away from employees who shouldn’t view results.
Finding the Right Consortium
The only way to maximize the benefits of a consortium is to spend time finding the right third-party administrators. You want someone who will not only manage the DOT drug and alcohol testing program, but also help you with implementing the program and keeping you comply with all of the rules and regulations of the DOT.
You may have a lot going on within your business. The last thing you have time for is to focus on a drug and alcohol program for all of your drivers. However, the Department of Transportation requires reports on a regular basis.
Rather than doing all of the reports, you can have a DOT consortium do everything for you. This means taking the time to explore the different consortiums to see who is capable of providing you with the services that you need. Additionally, you will want to look at their track record of helping businesses as well as the price that it will cost. By having these details, you can ensure that you choose the right Consortium to work with.
Hand Over the Responsibility
When you decide to work with a DOT consortium, there are options. You can have them manage the entire program, or bits and pieces. It’s easier to remain DOT compliant if you allow them to manage everything. Hand over the responsibility to a third-party administrator so that it is one less thing for you to have to deal with.
The administrator will help you to implement the program, perform various employer functions, and ensure that employees are being tested regularly and randomly.
Regardless of whether you are a single driver employer, a corporation, or an owner-operator, you need to remain compliant. The easiest solution is to use a consortium, and it truly is a small price to pay when you think of all that they can do to assist you.