We are a small company. Do we really need a Consortium/Third Party Administrator (C/TPA)? Can we manage our company’s drug and alcohol testing program ourselves?
There are no rules or regulations stating that you cannot run your own DOT drug and alcohol testing program. However, there are so many regulatory requirements — such as a policy, a certified MRO, Reasonable-Suspicion training for supervisors, Post-Accident training, etc. — that it is often difficult for a small company to manage its own program. An effective C/TPA will also keep you informed of regulation changes and provide required reports.
Also, if the owner is also a driver, you are required to select a C/TPA in the FMCSA Clearinghouse.
Tim Thoelecke, CSAPA, is the founder of InOut Labs.
InOut Labs is a nationwide provider of employee drug testing services, and your best choice for affordable, direct-to-consumer health tests. Tim Thoelecke is a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator, Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a Certified Professional Collector Trainer, certified in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT employers. He is a graduate of Duke University, the Keller Graduate School of Business, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and he founded InOut Labs to help employers and individuals take control of their health, culture and safety. InOut Labs also provides corporate wellness screenings, flu shot clinics, DNA testing and direct-to-consumer lab tests and B12 shots.
Tim is an enthusiastic networker and enjoys connecting people.
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