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FMCSA Clearinghouse is designed to be a centralized and searchable online database containing records of violations of DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs.

Compliance Checklist for Owner-Operators

For owner-operators, it’s critical for your business to stay in compliance with government regulations. Here’s an Owner Operator DOT compliance checklist to help you stay on top of the most common compliance requirements. 1) Drug and Alcohol Testing Owner-operators are required to participate in a Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol testing program. A [...]

By |July 20th, 2022|DOT Compliance, DOT Drug Testing, FMCSA Clearinghouse|Comments Off on Compliance Checklist for Owner-Operators

Is the Clearinghouse Optional?

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH) is a secure online database that enables employers, FMCSA, state law enforcement agencies, and driver licensing agencies to access real-time information about driver drug and alcohol violations. This is done to improve road safety in the US. The FMCSA Clearinghouse was launched on Jan. 6, 2020, and. as of [...]

Clearinghouse Monthly Report for May 2021

Registrations for the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse started on September 28, 2019. Individuals and organizations required to register with the Clearinghouse include: Commercial driver's license (CDL) holders Employers of commercial drivers Consortia/Third-Party Administrators (C/TPAs) Medical Review Officers (MROs) Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) The FMCSA issued a report in May 2021 in which it published [...]

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Regulation

The FMCSA requires employers of commercial truck and bus drivers to register for the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The deadline for registration was January 5, 2021. Non-compliance could lead to criminal and civil lawsuits of up to $5833 for every offense. The FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse regulation went into effect on January 6, [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|DOT Compliance, FMCSA Clearinghouse|Comments Off on FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Regulation

DOT to Professional Drivers: Steer Clear of CBD Products

Use Can Lead to Positive Marijuana Test Can federally regulated truck drivers safely and legally use Cannabidiol (CBD) products? The simple answer is “No.” The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have made it clear that commercial drivers who use CBD products may test positive for marijuana, which [...]

The FMSCA May Allow Hair Sample Testing for Drug Screens in 2021

Urine Today, Your Hair 2021 It took an act of Congress and six years of waiting, but at long last federal guidelines for hair-sample drug tests specific to the trucking industry will be made available in 2021. The FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) was signed into law, December 2015,  with provisions for highway [...]

The Cost of Clearinghouse Noncompliance Could Be Your Business

Keep up with FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse regulations or get help, now! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers and owner/operators requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for work, think use of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is voluntary or on-hold. It’s not.  The Clearinghouse has been up [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|DOT Drug Testing, FMCSA Clearinghouse|Comments Off on The Cost of Clearinghouse Noncompliance Could Be Your Business

Clearinghouse Queries-You Need Them

Summary If you employ CDLs (even one, and even if it’s yourself), you are required by federal regulations to register in the FMCSA Clearinghouse. Do it here: https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/ As of January 6, 2020, it’s the law. Clearinghouse Queries-Pricing Queries must be purchased by the employer. Your C/TPA is not permitted to do it for you. [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|FMCSA Clearinghouse|Comments Off on Clearinghouse Queries-You Need Them

Clearinghouse Queries and Driver Consent

Following is third in a series of emails sent to our FMCSA- regulated client regarding the Clearinghouse. If you missed our previous messages about the Clearinghouse: FMCSA Clearinghouse – New Requirements for Employers and CDL Drivers What Employers Should Do Now What is the Clearinghouse? The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give [...]