FMCSA Launches Updated Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Website

FMCSA ClearinghouseThe FMCSA this week has announced an updated website with information about the Commercial Driver's License Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. CDL drivers and their employers will be required to use the Clearinghouse beginning January 6, 2020.

The Clearinghouse is a secure online database with the intention of improving highway safety by providing employers, FMCSA, State Driver's Licensing Agencies, and State Law Enforcement Agencies with real-time access to information regarding CDL-holding drivers who have drug or alcohol violations. The Clearinghouse will contain records of violations, including positive drug or alcohol test results and test refusals, as well as information on drivers with violations who complete the required Return-to-Duty (RTD) process.

The website was launched as part of the requirements for the Clearinghouse final rule, published on December 5, 2016, and effective January 4, 2017, which implemented the Congressional mandate to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse and identified the roles and responsibilities of those who will be required to use the Clearinghouse.

Beginning in the fall of 2019, users can start the process of establishing an account that will allow password-protected access to the Clearinghouse site once the database becomes operational on January 6, 2020.

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