New MC trying to get a pre employment drug test?

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  1. milesofjoy

    milesofjoy Bobtail Member

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    i recently started a new mc and i am trying to figure out how i do my first pre employment drug test.
    i went to quest today and ordered a regular drug test by mistake i paid 100$ and could not clarify if it was good for FMCSA apparently it was not according to the fine print.

    my question is how do i set up a pre employment drug test with Quest. is there an easier way to do this because quest wants me to sign up and open an acct with them
     
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  3. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    As an owner operator you must be enrolled in a consortium, which is what Quest was likely trying to sign you up for. You can't just decide to go take a pre-employment or random test anywhere you choose to without a contract with their program.

    For owner operators there are plenty of choices including CMCI which is run by OOIDA. Their program is reasonable and compliant, plus you will get support thru your OOIDA membership with other compliance questions.
    CMCI Registration - OOIDA
    Drug screening | Quest Diagnostics
     
  4. milesofjoy

    milesofjoy Bobtail Member

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    oh now i understand when i signed up with drug clearing house website i chose quest as my drug tester, i guess i chose them as my consortium. i thought it would be the place where i would be drug tested since as an employee i got tested there 1000 times. do you know how much quest would charge? they want to set up an account and are already setting this up as a sales opportunity. thank you for the reply
     
  5. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    No I don't know Quest's pricing but from my experience it should be around $150 a year plus a fee for the pre-employment test and any post-accident test you may need to take. The annual fee usually covers the random testing and administrative costs.
     
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  6. staceydude

    staceydude Road Train Member

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    Just google drug consortium, find one with good reviews, sign up with them, they will send you for a whiz quiz and you will be on your way. Make sure you update FMCSA clearinghouse with who you pick as a drug consortium. They will handle your ramdoms etc.

    Mine charges like $65 a year to manage mine.

    American Drug Consortium is who I use. I think OOIDA does it as well. There are a ton out there so research and pick one with good reviews.
     
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  7. msladyajw1

    msladyajw1 Bobtail Member

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    Vertical Identity I think its 85.00 a year, They do it all for me, They even applied and submitted my passenger approval request
     
  8. TA1199

    TA1199 Light Load Member

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    That's who I use. The test itself is $55.00 and they will keep you local in the area you reside in.
     
  9. msladyajw1

    msladyajw1 Bobtail Member

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    TA1199
    Yes they will. I have had a really good experience with them so far, So have some other folks I know that use them, SO far so good and prices are decent. We will see what the future holds
     
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    TA1199 Light Load Member

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    I really like that if I need something I can simply text my rep and get a near-immediate response to my inquiry.
     
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