Drug/Alcohol Testing Program
A more efficient way to administer random drug/alcohol testing
Now there’s a better way to test the drivers who serve your residents — CCM's Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium. This member service helps municipalities of all sizes comply with mandatory drug and alcohol testing regulations, as well as providing pre-employment screening. When you join the consortium, your workers are pooled with those of other municipalities, reducing your administrative burden while maintaining the deterrent of random testing.
KEY BENEFITS back to top
Predictable cost for comprehensive services. For one affordable per-driver fee, you'll receive all six types of testing required by DOT regulations, review by a Medical Review Officer (MRO), the services of substance abuse professionals, training for supervisors and drivers, information materials, record keeping, reporting and policy development assistance.
Convenient on-site testing. Not only does this service help to reduce driver downtime, it minimizes supervisor downtime as well.
Cost-effective way to target substance abuse. The benefits of this program go far beyond regulation compliance, maximizing employee safety and productivity while minimizing absences, health costs and legal expenses.
ELIGIBILITY back to top
This service can cover all vehicle operators holding Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs) and others performing safety-sensitive transportation functions covered in public works, social services, recreation and education. Seasonal and short-term contract workers are also covered in these areas.
Expanded program for critical safety needs. The consortium also provides customizable services beyond the federal mandate for departments that respond to emergencies or employ drivers of large trucks, vans or buses. They include:
- Police departments
- Fire departments
- Emergency personnel
- School bus drivers
- Van drivers
- Public works personnel not performing safety-sensitive functions, including supervisors
- Parks and recreation administrative staff
- Testing covered by the Federal Transit Authority
- Pertinent staff of local public agencies
Tests may be for drugs, alcohol or both. Types of tests include pre-employment, random, post-accident, follow-up, return to duty and reasonable suspicion.
SERVICE PROVIDER back to top
CCM created its Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium in 1996 to assist its member municipalities with all the testing and management services necessary for compliance with Federal Department of Transportation (FDOT) drug and alcohol testing regulations as well as pre-employment screening.