This week, MTAC President Joe Sculley visited the office of Gregory & Howe, the company that administers MTAC’s highly successful drug and alcohol testing program. Through MTAC’s partnership with Gregory & Howe, the drug and alcohol testing program has grown to become one of the largest consortiums in the state.
The need for a good drug and alcohol testing program is so vital to the transportation industry that MTAC maintains an open-enrollment policy. Hundreds of companies in Connecticut and beyond trust MTAC and Gregory & Howe to help them achieve compliance with federal regulations regarding drug and alcohol testing.
Federal regulations state that Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders must be randomly tested throughout the year. In addition to random testing, CDL operators are also subject to pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing as a consequence of testing positive in an earlier test.
These regulations can be difficult for individual companies to comply with, especially smaller businesses. However, getting involved with this program greatly simplifies compliance for participants. Members simply sign up once with MTAC, and then work directly with Gregory & Howe from everything to adding/dropping drivers from the pool, to having the actual testing conducted. Members interested in joining the program can complete this enrollment form to get started.