Mandatory drug and alcohol training

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  1. procharged392

    procharged392 Bobtail Member

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    Every since I’ve registered for my DOT I’ve not only received endless phones but mail as well. I received a mail from Supervisor Compliance Training Department regarding a mandatory drug and alcohol training. I’ve yet to hit the road yet just trying to get my ducks in a row but my question is, is this a legitimate mail? Cost is $99 for a 2 hour training session online and if I don’t register I could be fined up to $10k.
     
  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    check with the OOIDA if you are a member, maybe it is cheaper. i think that as an o/o you need to have a drug/alcohol testing set up for randoms, etc.

    it's called a "consortium" i think
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yes, check with www.ooida.com
     
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  4. procharged392

    procharged392 Bobtail Member

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    Yes, you’re right. I have to register with consortium. I came across this online, I’m hoping the below in red is true. My CDL test is at the end of the month so at the moment I don’t have a CDL but I’ve received 3 letters already. Just want to verify since I do receive a lot of mail stating I need to pay for this and that(junk mail trying to get money from people).

    • If you operate vehicles that require a CDL on the public roads and you have more than one employee in the company, you are required to get DOT Supervisor Training.
    • Owner-operators are not subject to DOT supervisor training. However, you are still required to register with a consortium for DOT drug and alcohol testing.
    • Employers need to ensure that the required content is made available to all persons designated to supervisor drivers.
    Based on the above consortium and the training are two different things?
     
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  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Yea and they should be free, I know the one I'm in is.
     
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  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    Owner-operators are not subject to DOT supervisor training.

    means that you do not need to pay for that class.[/B]

    but once you hire someone to drive, then YES, you have to have that class.[/B]
     
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  7. procharged392

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    Ok, well I don’t have my cdl yet and when do I’m only a single member LLC so looks like I can disregard the letter. It was abit scary when I read I can be fined. I will register for the consortium though.
     
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