No one – no motor carrier, no professional driver, and no law enforcement officer – wants someone with a history of drug or alcohol abuse driving a commercial motor vehicle on the highways. Except for those who have completed return-to-duty counseling and testing, it is illegal and clearly unsafe.
Beginning Jan. 6, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will open. The goal is to close the current loopholes and help employers, law enforcement and state driver licensing agencies quickly identify drivers who are not legally permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) due to unresolved drug and alcohol violations.
Download the new PrePass whitepaper, “FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Will Greatly Change the Truck Driver Qualification Landscape.” Read an overview of the FMCSA drug-testing regimen, including when tests must be conducted and what drugs the tests reveal, and why Congress required FMCSA to develop the clearinghouse.
More importantly, the PrePass whitepaper answers these important questions:
- Who must register with the clearinghouse?
- Who must check clearinghouse information and how is it done?
- What information will be in the clearinghouse and how will drivers know?
- What are the fees for using the clearinghouse?
- Who must report drug and alcohol violations to the clearinghouse?
- What can state agencies do with the clearinghouse?
In this whitepaper, you will also find valuable details no matter if you work for a trucking fleet or you’re a truck driver. And with the clearinghouse opening in early 2020, you’ll find out why it’s best not to wait until the last minute to learn about its requirements.