On January 6th, 2020, the new FMCSA Clearinghouse went live. The main goal of the FMCSA's Clearinghouse was, and is, to save lives by reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles. To accomplish this mission of enhancing safety on our nation's thousands of miles of highways, CMV drivers and their employers are now required to register the driver’s alcohol and drug violations on a federal clearinghouse.
While the new rule has already had a positive effect, CMV professionals have, in many cases, required additional information in order to effectively follow the guidelines of the rule. That’s why we created Clearinghouse Navigator, a resource that includes eLearning courses, informational resources, and answers to FAQs regarding the new rule.
Here’s why the Clearinghouse Navigator is essential for CMV professionals.
The eLearning courses of Clearinghouse Navigator work in conjunction with every other resource offered by the site. It’s a combination of the eLearning courses, answers to frequently asked questions, and resource databases of informative articles that are intended to help CMV professionals gain a complete understanding of the new rule and how to comply with it.
What makes eLearning so uniquely effective in regards to this new FMCSA rule, though, is the fact that the courses can be tailored to meet the unique needs of a variety of professionals. While CMV and related professionals will all be operating with the same database, a wide variety of professionals will be utilizing the clearinghouse for a wide variety of reasons. CMV employers, medical review officers and substance abuse professionals are just a few of the different groups that need to understand the new rule, that’s why each of those professionals will have eLearning opportunities tailored to their specific needs.
The eLearning courses of Clearinghouse Navigator aren’t thrown together at random, but rather tailored to help different types of professionals to gain a deeper, working understanding of the rule. The reason we were able to do that so effectively is by working with CMV professionals to understand exactly what to focus on.
Educating a certain group of people on a topic takes more than simply throwing information at them. That’s why we took the time to put together courses and resources that will actually help.
One thing that has become abundantly clear is that the new FMCSA clearinghouse rule was necessary. This is evidenced by the fact that there were over 8,000 violations in the first few weeks of the rule being put in place. This also means that CMV professionals need to be aware of how to utilize the clearinghouse database.
The Clearinghouse rule requires participation from virtually all stakeholders in DOT drug use and alcohol misuse prevention efforts, from employers and CDL drivers (specifically those seeking new CMV employment), to C/TPAs, Medical Review Officers and Substance Abuse Professionals. If you fall into any of those categories, visit Clearinghouse Navigator today.
There really isn’t any time left for indecision. CMV professionals need to understand the new rule in order to comply with it. Visit Clearinghouse Navigator and explore the resources that can help you learn the new rule.