Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium
According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, every CDL driver operating a commercial motor vehicle over 26,000 pounds (interstate or intra-state) must be in an organized and approved drug and alcohol testing program.
To individually implement the strict federal guidelines for your company would be daunting. You would need to:
- Develop and adopt a drug and alcohol policy for your company
- Select an approved drug test laboratory (there are only a limited number in the entire U.S.)
- Develop all necessary forms to meet federal and state standards for precise chain of custody
- Engage a qualified medical person to collect samples according to precise procedures (and to federal chain of custody requirements)
- Select a qualified medical review officer (must be a medical doctor who has had special drug training)
- Develop annual review forms and procedures
- Purchase and approve blind samples as required by law
- Ensure that all of the above meet federal and state standards
As a service to our members, the Grain & Feed Association of Illinois has partnered with the Mid-West Truckers Association (MWTA) to participate in their Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Consortium. When you become a member of our Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, we work with you to ensure you have the necessary forms and information to follow proper procedures and keep your company in compliance.
To join, please contact the Association office at 217.787.2417.