Corra Group Undergoes a Change in Strategy for Its DOT Compliant Random Management Drug Testing Consortium

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With the volatility in the trucking and transportation industry, Corra Group has determined it would be best to focus its DOT Compliant Random Management consortium on its larger truckers who with a greater volume of drivers require more attention.

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Corra Group will continue to offer all other DOT related services to trucking firms of any size,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, NickGustavson.

Corra Group has revised its strategy to better accommodate larger trucking and transportation companies and their Random Management Drug Testing Pools for Department of Transportation compliance mandates. The El Segundo, California based background checking service will now accept trucking companies with fifty drivers or more into Random Management Consortium.

“Corra Group previously accepted any trucking company to enter its Random Management Consortium,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “But going forward we will only be pursuing trucking and transportation companies who have fifty drivers or more. The higher volume allows us to better service the mid-sized companies while assuring a certain consistency in the management service. We can provide a complete trucking employment screening package.

“The smaller companies, we are finding, are often disorganized and unstable, going out of business with little or no warning,” said Gustavson. “For their minimal number of drivers, they are often disproportionately labor intensive when compared to the larger trucking firms.”

Gustavson pointed out that the energy surge of several years ago promoted an urgent need for truck drivers to work in the gas and oil fields in places like Wyoming, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. He noted that since the decline in energy demand, many of the trucking companies have been reduced in size or have gone out of business.

“The larger companies seem much more stable and typically have an in-house safety director or compliance team to manage all the DOT mandates,” said Gustavson. “Despite the volume found in larger companies, keeping track of their drivers in their random pool is proving more cost effective and less time consuming.

“Corra Group will continue to offer all other DOT related services to trucking firms of any size,” said Gustavson. “This includes Motor Vehicle Driving Records, or MVRS, in all fifty states as well as Canada. We also offer criminal background checks, and DOT Compliant Employment Verification Services.

Gustavson noted that for the calendar year 2016 to 2017, the FMCSA has directed DOT related trucking firms that only twenty-five percent of their drivers have to undergo mandatory random drug tests. He indicated that the previously directive mandated that fifty percent of DOT related drivers take random drug tests.

“With the number of Random Drug Tests cut in half, it should be a lot easier for trucking firms to manage their businesses,” said Gustavson. “And given the downturn in the energy market, it gives these companies more time to diversify into other industrial channels.”

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