Frequently Asked Questions

The FMCSA is a rather complicated organization and if you are faced with a task for the first time, it’s best to have our expert help. With all the requirements that need to be fulfilled for a company’s CDL license, it can seem like an impossible task. However, with some knowledge and understanding about how these things work in general, you will find yourself able to take care of everything easily enough We’ve prepared this list of frequently asked questions which will answer almost any question that comes up about fulfilling requirements. If not,  contact us and our experts will answer any issue as soon as they possibly can.

Q. Who is required by DOT to be in a compliant random drug/alcohol testing program?
A. Random drug or alcohol testing is mandatory for all CDL licensed drivers who drive a vehicle weighing more than 26,000 pounds or carrying 16 or more passengers.
Q. I’m an owner-operator with no other driver(s). Do I need a drug and alcohol testing program?
A. Under DOT regulations, owner-operators are required to participate in a drug and alcohol testing consortium.
Q. I am already DOT compliant, but how do I transfer to the DOT Compliance Group consortium?
A. After paying the annual fee, you will receive a registration form for your records and further DOT audits. If your driver has tested negative for drugs and has participated in a drug-alcohol testing consortium within the past 30 days, he will be immediately added to the random testing consortium.
Q. I haven’t been DOT compliant, so what do I need to do now?
A. The key to being compliant with your drug/alcohol testing program is not as hard or complicated as some might think which means that we’re here for you every step of the way. Of course, quickeralineness will give DOT fewer opportunities should they decide against any adverse fines due in part to past non-compliance—but right now it's all about having peace of mind concerning yourself and your company by becoming fully compliant with their requirements.