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By: Kathy Close
Publication: Transportation Security & Risk Management Today
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2019
Implementation of the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is scheduled for January 6, 2020.
In readiness of the launch date, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently opened registration to its site, leaving some to wonder who is subject to the rule and needs an account.
Kathy Close, J. J. Keller® subject matter expert on DOT drug and alcohol testing, appears in a two-minute video explaining who needs a portal account and why.
You may have heard that FMCSA opened enrollment to its Clearinghouse database.
Do you need an account? Well, if you're a motor carrier subject Part 382, you'll need to register, as will your service providers and possibly your drivers.
Well, as a motor carrier, you need that account to submit certain information to the portal, such as:
You also need your portal account to request queries.
Well, what about your drivers? Do they need an account? Maybe, it depends.
A driver is required to have an account if they have to go in and authorize the motor carrier permission to access what they call a full report. A full report is pursued for pre-employment queries, so any applicants need an account.
Existing drivers would have to give you a full report if they have data in the Clearinghouse that shows that they have a violation, there a certain steps in the DOT return-to-duty process, or they have completed the follow-up programming. So, it depends.
Your driver may need an account if they're applying for a job or they have something in the system. So between now and January 6th, 2020 -- when the website’s launched -- it's important that:
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