The Commercial Driver’s License Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse When Will It Go Into Effect? 1. Fall 2019: You Can Register for Access
This is a new requirement from the FMCSA. It is an electronic database containing drug and alcohol violations, where employers will report violations and check that no current or prospective employee is prohibited from operating a CMV due to an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation.
Users can set up an account that will allow access to the Clearinghouse once it’s operational on January 6, 2020.
2. January 6, 2020: Clearinghouse Use is Mandatory with Manual Checks
Employers are required to use the Clearinghouse to report and check information about driver drug and alcohol program violations as of January and conduct manual checks with previous employers for the preceding three years
3. January 6, 2023: Clearinghouse Use Only
Employers are no longer required to conduct manual checks with previous employers and will solely use the Clearinghouse.
The Commercial Driver’s License Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
When Will It Go Into Effect?
1. Fall 2019: You Can Register for Access