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FMCSA Clearinghouse Announces Web Site Issues Corrected

FMCSA Clearinghouse Announces Web Site Issues Corrected

Last updated on October 2nd, 2020 at 04:27 pm

As of January 22, 2020 – FMCSA Notice says:

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is now fully operational, and mandatory use is now in effect. For more information on how drivers, employers, and service agents are required to use the Clearinghouse. NOTE: For employers or drivers who, due to extremely high traffic volume, experienced issues last week registering or conducting queries, those issues have been addressed. To ensure compliance, please retry completing those actions at this time.

Professional assistance for employers is available from our affiliated company ClearinghouseServices.com.  The purpose of this new company is to help motor carriers and owner operators stay in compliance with the requirements of the Clearinghouse which officially took effect on January 6, 2020.

Employers, or their designated consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs), must now conduct queries, with driver consent, for all prospective CDL drivers, and annually for all currently-employed drivers.

Employers must be registered prior to hiring a new driver, and before the annual queries can be completed. Only drivers seeking new employment must be registered.

Employers, or their designated C/TPAs, and medical review officers (MROs) must now report drug and alcohol program violations

NOTE: For employers or drivers who, due to extremely high traffic volume, experienced issues last week registering or conducting queries, those issues have been addressed. To ensure compliance, please retry completing those actions at this time.

Read the Clearinghouse frequently asked questions to learn more.

Contact ClearinghouseServices.com for assistance in navigating the FMCSA Clearinghouse.