Drug testing beyond the quarter

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Dino soar, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Like I said feels like it.....20 minutes to stop what I am doing and get ready....25 minute drive out....check in and wait....wait.....wait....pee....25 minute drive home......30 minutes to get my head back in what I was doing.

    And it is all the time for a 1 man show. I'm glad you enjoy it though!
     
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  3. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    So I am correct they are supposed to send to me something every quarter that says either I'm being tested or no one has been chosen?

    And that is all supposed to be kept in case I am audited?
     
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  4. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Yes. Either no one chosen or who was from your company.
    Refer to 40.15 (A) (B) (C), it's up to you to comply
     
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  5. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I'm supposed to go join another Consortium tomorrow.

    I contacted these other goons and I'm trying to get them to send me all of my annual reports...

    The thing that gets me though is how can they have people test after the quarter? I was talking with the New Consortium about that and they were shocked.
     
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  6. dibstr

    dibstr Road Train Member

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    Testing quarterly is not a requirement of the Regs. All that is required is to spread testing reasonably throughout the year. Most consortiums and many companies do quarterly pulls, but it can be weekly, monthly etc as long as it’s spread reasonably throughout the year.
     
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  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Dino, this mess is fmcsa making and can be a nightmare.

    do you have a contract with the present consortium?

    you won’t have issues with fmcsa if you document any gaps you encounter.
     
  8. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I have my information than I am enrolled with them and my payment and my certificate that expires the end of this year.
     
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  9. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Make sure you cover yourself.

    40.15(C)
    You remain responsible for compliance with all applicable requirements of this part and other DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, even when you use a service agent. If you violate this part or other DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations because a service agent has not provided services as our rules require, a DOT agency can subject you to sanctions. Your good faith use of a service agent is not a defense in an enforcement action initiated by a DOT agency in which your alleged noncompliance with this part or a DOT agency drug and alcohol regulation may have resulted from the service agent's conduct.
     
  10. Cattleman84

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    50% of drivers tested every year... So in my mind, a 1 man show would need to be tested at least once every year. Is my thinking correct?
     
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  11. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Correct, in mattflats case, thats him, and thats AT LEAST, so he could just get pulled on the drawing nearly monthly. Quarterly etc etc
     
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