The MMUA Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium was created in 1995 to meet federal Department of Transportation (now Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) drug and alcohol testing requirements. The requirements of the federal regulations are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 49 CFR, Part 382. All local government units which employ commercial driver’s license holders must comply with these regulations.
The Consortium has developed a Substance Abuse Prevention Program to assist member employers in meeting these federal requirements. Consortium members take advantage of group prices for laboratory, Medical Review Officer (MRO), and drug testing services; enjoy benefits of central billing services, and pool employees for the purpose of random testing. At last count, over 1,400 Minnesota municipal CDL holders were enrolled in the MMUA random testing pool.
Collection site charges are handled locally. The Consortium will give notice of required random alcohol testing. Alcohol testing charges will be handled locally, typically with a clinic or law enforcement agency. Quick access to an evidential breath tester is necessary, in case the initial alcohol test comes up positive. Please make sure to communicate the results of alcohol tests (drug test results are communicated automatically) to our third party administrator, St. Louis MRO, at 636-532-4099 or e-mail them to email@example.com
MMUA also provides training support for required supervisory training. MMUA staff is always available to help answer questions, and to help resolve any concerns that may occur.
For details on the MMUA Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium contract, click here.
Additional questions should be directed to your MMUA Regional Safety Coordinator, or Steve Downer at MMUA.