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DOT & DOT Owner Operator Consortiums

Butterfield Testing Solutions’ DOT Consortium is available in all areas of the United States.

What Is A Consortium?

A consortium is a random pool of employees made of multiple, smaller companies. These companies join together to create a single entity, thus qualifying them to meet the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

Why Join A Consortium?

All companies must meet the DOT drug testing regulations found in 49 CFR Part 40.  For that reason, all owner-operators must enroll in a consortium to ensure compliance. Click here to learn more about the guidelines established by the DOT.

Enjoy These Benefits By Enrolling In Our Consortium Today:

  • Immediate Enrollment Certificate 
  • Online Account Access
  • FMCSA Clearinghouse Support
  • NCMS Support (PHMSA)
  • Veriforce Support (PHMSA)
  • Quarterly Random Notifications
  • SAP Referrals
  • MIS Data Compliance Reports
  • Alere Network of nationwide clinics
  • All results reviewed by a Medical Review Officer
  • SAMHSA Certified Labs
Smaller companies can come together and be a part of a consortium with Butterfield Onsite Drug Testing's TPA Consortium service.

Requirements For DOT Owner Operators

As an owner-operator, you are responsible to stay compliant with the Department of Transportation (DOT). You are governed by the FMCSA regulatory mode if you meet the following criteria:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more

  • Transporting 16 passengers or more
  • Transporting Hazardous Materials requiring placarding 

Following a review of FMCSA regulation Part, 382  you will find that the Department of Transportation mandates enrollment into a DOT Consortium requiring: Pre-Employment, Random, Post Accident, and Reasonable Suspicion/Cause drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees. As a result, you as an Owner Operator will comply with Part 382.

When you join the Butterfield Testing Solutions FMCSA consortium program, you will have peace of mind that you are in compliance with the DOT.

Additionally, failure to comply with FMCSA Part 382 can result in violations and fines ranging from $250.00 per violation to $10,000.00. Consequently, your authorization to operate can be revoked.  Protect your business and contact Butterfield Testing Solutions today.

Other Requirements for Owner Operators

  • Pre-employment drug test
  • Enroll in a DOT Drug and Alcohol Consortium for Owner Operators
  • Pre-employment query in the FMCSA Clearinghouse

As a new owner-operator, you are subject to a new entrant examination.  Additionally,  this examination must be within 18 months of receiving your DOT authorization to operate. Immediately ensure compliance with DOT and FMCSA regulations by calling today!

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