On December 5, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Final Rule establishing a centralized database - or clearinghouse - of drug and alcohol violations committed by holders of commercial drivers licenses. The rule is intended to keep all drivers safe on highways across America.
When the rule was first introduced, there was some confusion surrounding the specifics of how CMV employers and drivers can properly follow the guidelines. That’s why we decided to launch Clearinghouse Navigator.
Clearinghouse Navigator simplifies FMCSA's Clearinghouse requirement by bringing together robust eLearning solutions, dozens of FAQs, knowledgebase articles, and more. Here are 4 things CMV professionals need to know about Clearinghouse Navigator.
We designed Clearinghouse Navigator to help all stakeholders maintain immediate and ongoing compliance with the new requirements. With eLearning courses designed to help CMV employers and employees grasp the concepts and processes involved in the new rule, a timeline outlining when and how the new rule came to be, and answers to many of the most frequently asked questions people have, Clearinghouse Navigator really is a one-stop-shop for all the necessary information on the new FMCSA rule.
While the new FMCSA clearinghouse rule will impact CMV employers and drivers most directly, there are a number of other professionals who need to have a firm understanding of the rule. In addition to employers of commercial vehicle operators, medical review officers and substance abuse professionals are also going to need to develop a healthy understanding of what the rule entails and how to properly follow it. Content will also be tailored to different individuals based on their professional role to ensure an effective learning experience.
We recognize that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching people how to follow the procedures of the new rule. That’s why we were sure to offer flexibility within our plans. You choose which works for you. Each different plan will consist of a comprehensive knowledge database and courses on-demand, but there will also be “plus” and “premium” options that will offer things such as live chat, telephone support, and email support. The variations within the plans are meant to ensure that all people who are seeking assistance in learning the new rule will be satisfied.
None of the courses offered on Clearinghouse Navigator are designed to stump you, or make your life difficult. The reason we launched Clearinghouse Navigator is to ensure all those who need to learn the new FMCSA rule have every tool at their disposal to do just that. With multiple learning plans, a wide variety of information, and a committed team of experts ready and willing to help, we’re confident you’ll find everything you need on the site.
It can be difficult to adapt to change, especially when you have a limited time to do so. But with a little help from the team and courses of Clearinghouse Navigator, learning the new FMCSA rule will be a breeze.