The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released additional online resources for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals to help implement a new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020.
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The new clearinghouse resource webpage provides commercial motor vehicle (CMV) stakeholders with a variety of informative resources about the clearinghouse, including a comprehensive fact sheet, implementation timeline, frequently asked questions, and more.
Additionally, CMV stakeholders can sign-up to receive clearinghouse-related email updates as the implementation progresses.
“As this Congressional mandate is enacted, FMCSA’s goal is to provide as many resources and updates as possible to those who will be using the upcoming Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. As we transition to the use of the clearinghouse, we will ensure drivers, employers, and state licensing agencies are kept up-to-date throughout the implementation process. FMCSA is here to be helpful and to assist all CMV stakeholders who have questions regarding the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse,” said FMCSA Administrator Raymond P. Martinez in a statement on Thursday.
The clearinghouse will be a secure online database that will allow FMCSA, CMV employers, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and law enforcement officials, to identify—in real-time—CDL drivers who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements, and thereby improve safety on our nation’s roads.
More information is available on FMCSA’s new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse resource website as well as at the following: