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Drug & Alcohol Consortium

Compliance starts with you

The D&A Consortium is here to help you wade through the many requirements your CDL drivers are subject to – but we can’t do it without your help. In order to be compliant with U.S. DOT regulations there are specific things each employer must do. Make sure these essential documents are up-to-date and that you notify AWC when changes occur.

Agreement for Drug and Alcohol Consortium Services

This signed document outlines the basic agreement between the employer and AWC. It is the first step for new members when joining the D&A Consortium.

Designated Employer Representative (DER)

The DER has many responsibilities required by the federal regulations. This designated person receives monthly information about employees selected for random testing, establishes appropriate timelines for an employee’s arrival at a collection site, maintains certain record keeping requirements, and more. If you are the DER for your workplace, make sure you understand what you are required to do.

Employees subject to random testing

In order to be compliant, it is critical the D&A Consortium has an up-to-date list of all employees subject to random testing. Make sure you fully understand which employees are subject to random testing under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) or non-federal testing.

Employer adopted policies

Every employer must have an adopted policy that is a reflection of your workplace culture and clearly states employee responsibilities and consequences for violating policies. As a D&A member, we provide you with sample policies as a starting point in developing or revising a drug and alcohol policy for employees covered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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