Requirements For DOT Owner Operators
As an owner-operator, you are responsible to stay compliant with the Department of Transportation (DOT). You are governed by the FMCSA regulatory mode if you meet the following criteria:
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
Following a review of FMCSA regulation Part, 382 you will find that the Department of Transportation mandates enrollment into a DOT Consortium requiring: Pre-Employment, Random, Post Accident, and Reasonable Suspicion/Cause drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees. As a result, you as an Owner Operator will comply with Part 382.
When you join the Butterfield Onsite Drug Testing FMCSA consortium program, you will have peace of mind that you are in compliance with the DOT.
Additionally, failure to comply with FMCSA Part 382 can result in violations and fines ranging from $250.00 per violation to $10,000.00. Consequently, your authorization to operate can be revoked. Protect your business and contact Butterfield Onsite Drug Testing today.