Random Drug Testing – Screening for Employers

Random Drug Testing

Random drug testing is a proven way to deter employee drug use. Whether you are required by DOT to have a federally compliant drug testing program, or have a drug free workplace, you’ve come to the right place. Alliance 2020 has been managing effective random drug testing programs for more than 15 years.

Employees could pass a pre-employment screen, but start using drugs once they are safely hired. The choices these workers make is up to them, but it’s up to you to make them think twice about poor decisions, with random drug testing. It’s a convenient, and sometimes required, way to maintain the safest, most efficient employees after their initial hire.

If you require a DOT random drug testing program;

We’ll act as your consultant and liaison to ensure your program remains compliant with DOT drug testing regulations. We establish individual random drug testing consortiums for each DOT agency, and we monitor them year-round. You will be assigned a program administrator who will work with you to update your employee list, establish the required MIS reports, and answer your program related questions.

If you want a drug free workplace;

Random drug testing is a great way to help you achieve it. The fact is, you don’t need to test that many people to reduce drug use. Once employees know they are subject to random testing, word will spread quickly. When a couple people are selected for testing, employees will think twice before using drugs.

How Random Drug Testing Works

Send us a list of your employees who are subject to testing. If you are DOT regulated, let us know what operating agency you fall under and we’ll handle the rest. If you are not federally mandated, let us know how many employees you want tested, and how often you want them tested. We use our random selection technology to eliminate bias and provide accurate random selections.

NEWS FLASH!!! FMCSA reduces random drug test percentage rate

Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage Rate for Calendar Year 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing, for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL), will be 25 percent.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may, at his or her discretion, lower the minimum annual random controlled substances testing percentage rate to 25 percent when the industry-wide random controlled substances positive rate is less than 1.0 percent for two consecutive calendar years.

Since 2011 the estimated positive rate has been lower than the 1.0 percent.  The 50 percent testing rate was maintained in order to ensure reliability of the data.  At this time, the FMCSA Administrator made the decision, based on available data, to reduce the required testing rate.

Alliance 2020 Inc will be following the guidelines set forth for the above mentioned Random programs.