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For safety and compliance owner operators of trucks in the United States have a responsibility to comply with DOT and FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing. National Drug Screening specializes in providing a great DOT consortium program for owner operators to be compliant fast and easy.

Our Programs Include:

  • Enrollment into a random drug and alcohol testing consortium
  • Pre-employment drug test
  • Pre-employment query – FMCSA Clearinghouse
  • Same day service

Purchase a DOT Consortium Drug and Alcohol Testing Package for Owner Operator.

Our pricing is the most competitive in the nation.

You pay one annual fee for compliance and no additional charges for any random testing. Our program is the best in the nation keeping you in compliance and helping you with any of your needs regarding DOT and FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing.

As an owner operator you need immediately a pre-employment drug test and enrollment into a random drug and alcohol testing consortium. You also need a pre-employment query with the FMCSA Clearinghouse.

With one phone call or online order you can get set up with same day service and receive documentation of your compliance with the DOT and FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing. Your certificate of enrollment into the DOT Random Testing consortium can be sent to you via e-mail within minutes of enrollment.

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About National Drug Screening

National Drug Screening sets up your account with one quick phone call. Don’t delay, call now for DOT compliance at the most competitive price in the United States.

We have drug testing locations throughout the United States. National Drug Screening will set you up with a local facility for your pre-employment drug test so you can get this done fast and easy. Our drug screening specialists will get you enrolled into our DOT FMCSA random testing consortium and your certificate of enrollment will be sent to you by e-mail within minutes. National Drug Screening will then e-mail to you your certificate of enrollment and your DOT compliance booklet – What Employees Need to Know About DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.

National Drug Screening will then stand behind you for your new entrant examination and any future audits or safety reviews. Our services include audit assistance at no extra charge.

Compliance Requirements for DOT Owner Operator

As an owner operator you are required to be dot compliant for DOT and FMCSA regulations for drug and alcohol testing if you meet any of the criteria listed:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more
  • Transporting 16 passengers or more
  • Transporting Hazardous Materials requiring placarding

A review of FMCSA regulation Part 382 shows that the Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates that owner operators belong to a DOT Consortium that requires Pre-Employment, Random, Post Accident, and Reasonable Suspicion/Cause drug and alcohol testing of safety sensitive workers (drivers). All Owner Operators must comply with Part 382: Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use Testing Program of the Federal Regulations. As a member of the National Drug Screening FMCSA consortium, you will have peace of mind that you are in compliance.

As a new owner operator, you are subject to a new entrant examination within 18 months of receiving your DOT authorization to operate. This examination will include a review of your compliance with drug & alcohol testing regulations.

With our FMCSA consortium you will avoid the common deficiencies that we see:

  • No drug or alcohol testing program for single driver owner operators
  • Incorrect drug testing using vendors that do not know the DOT rules for drug and alcohol testing
  • No random drug testing consortium – the DOT drug testing random consortium is required for owner operators
  • No pre-employment drug test

Our program is available in all areas of the United States. Get compliant with DOT and FMCSA regulations. Join our National Drug Screening Owner Operator DOT Random Consortium program today!

Failure to comply with FMCSA Part 382 can results in violations and fines ranging from $250.00 per violation to $10,000.00. In many cases your authorization to operate can be revoked. This is a safety program, are you in compliance?

What are the DOT Drug Testing Owner Operator Requirements

Three main requirements when you get started as a new owner operator:

  • Pre-employment test
  • Enrollment into a Consortium DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing for Owner Operators
  • Pre-employment query in the FMCSA Clearinghouse

National Drug Screening makes this program fast and easy for you.  You can call for immediate service – 866-843-4545 or you can Click Here for easy online ordering.

Question: Are Owner-Operators that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on the public roads that require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing?

The answer is of course yes.  Any person operating a CMV requiring a CDL in intrastate or interstate commerce is required to participate in a DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.  Owner-operators must register with a consortium and participate in the Consortium’s random testing pool.   A Consortium/Third-Party Administrator (C/TPAs) is an entity that manages an employer’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program.  National Drug Screening has been providing TPA and consortium services for many years.  Our owner operators love our fast and easy set up for enrollment into a Consortium DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing for Owner Operators.  Same day service is available with an immediate certificate of compliance e-mailed to you.

For less than $150.00 per year you can have peace of mind with our FMCSA Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing & Consortium.  No hassles, no hidden fees – just fast and easy compliance for owner operators. For truckers and bus operators, this is the perfect program for fast and easy compliance.  Call today for fast enrollment, just five minutes on the phone or Click Here for easy online ordering.

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View all available drug & alcohol tests from National Drug Screening


For owner operator clients of National Drug Screening, please pay careful attention to these instructions:

January 6th, 2020 is the effective date for the new FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.  As a regulated motor carrier, you are affected by this new rule and the addition to Part 382.  You are required to comply as any FMCSA employer is. Part 382.727 states: § 382.727 Penalties. An employer, employee, MRO, or service agent who violates any provision of this subpart shall be subject to the civil and/or criminal penalty provisions of 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(C).

What does this mean to you as an owner operator?

As a client of National Drug Screening, Inc (NDS) enrolled into our random consortium for FMCSA drug and alcohol testing; NDS will assist you with your responsibilities and compliance with the FMCSA Clearinghouse rule.  Listed below is what needs to happen:

  • You will need to register as an employer in the FMCSA Clearinghouse and designate  National Drug Screening, Inc as your C/TPA – Consortium/Third Party Administrator.
  • You will add your driver information to your employer registration including your CDL #
  • As an employer you will need to purchase annually two Query credits in the Clearinghouse system, they are $1.25 each.
  • If you are just starting your business, you must request that NDS run a query on you for drug & alcohol test violation history.  You will need to log into the Clearinghouse and consent to this request.
  • Annually, NDS will be required to run a query on you.  This will be a limited query and will require a paper consent form which NDS will provide in a separate communication.
  • If you have a positive drug test or an MRO determined refusal to test, the MRO will report this event to the Clearinghouse
  • If you have an employer determined refusal to test, an alcohol positive test (greater than 0.04) or if there is actual knowledge of drug/alcohol use while performing safety sensitive duties; NDS as C/TPA is required to report any of these events to the Clearinghouse.
  • If you have to go to a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for a drug/alcohol violation; NDS will report to the Clearinghouse a negative return to duty test and the completion of any required, follow up testing.

If you have questions regarding this information, please e-mail or call 321-622-2262

The above information is required as part of the DOT FMCSA regulations and as a member of the National Drug Screening (NDS) FMCSA consortium program for owner operators. Go to for registration.  Visit for registration instructions for employers.