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CCM's Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium was created in 1996 to assist CCM member municipalities with all the testing and management services necessary for compliance with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) drug-and-alcohol testing regulations as well as pre-employment screening.

The program offers towns and cities -- regardless of size -- all the advantages of being in a random testing pool. By joining the consortium your workers are pooled with other municipalities. This reduces your administrative burden while maintaining the deterrent of random testing.

The annual per-driver fee covers all six types of testing required by DOT regulations, review by a Medical Review Officer (M.R.O.), services of Substance Abuse Professionals, training for supervisors and drivers, information materials, record keeping, reporting, and policy development assistance.

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The CCM Drug-and-Alcohol Testing Consortium offers these benefits and more to your municipality:

  • Predictable cost: An annual charge per driver is your only cost for compliance. Other providers charge a series of fees for management, training, professional services, and any other assistance requested. 
  • Convenience of on-site testing: Driver and supervisor down-time is significantly reduced. 
  • Comprehensive coverage: CCM's program covers all testing associated with DOT regulations, plus the services of a medical review officer, substance abuse professional, training, record keeping and more. CCM's consortium is designed to help decrease substance abuse and lead to greater public safety, gains in productivity, fewer absences, lower health costs and reduced legal expenses.

We now offer these services outside the federally mandated program to CCM members for the following departments that respond to emergencies, drive large trucks, vans or busses where the need for safety is very critical:

  • Police departments
  • Fire departments
  • Emergency personnel
  • School bus drivers
  • Custodians
  • Teachers
  • Van drivers
  • Public works personnel not performing safety-sensitive functions, including supervisors
  • Parks and recreation administrative staff
  • Testing covered by the Federal Transit Authority
  • Pertinent staff of local public agencies.

For additional information, see the Non-DOT page or contact:

Beth Scanlon
Program Administrator
Phone: (203) 946-3782
Fax: (203) 497-2480