FMCSA's Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a secure electronic federal database, will go into effect on January 6, 2020, and will contain information about drivers who hold commercial driver's licenses (CDLs), are covered by the requirements of FMCSA's Part 382 (Drug and Alcohol Testing regulation), and have violated a prohibition set forth in Part 382.
The Clearinghouse will include information about:
These violations will be reported by the employer, their medical review officer (MRO), or their third-party administrator (TPA) for all CDL-holding employees subject to Part 382.
The above-listed violations will be reported for all CMV drivers operating on public roadways and subject to 49 CFR Part 382. This includes, but is not limited to:
All employers of CMV operators covered by 382 will be required to report violations of Part 382 to the Clearinghouse. They will also be required to check the Clearinghouse for violation information for any new applicants (at time of hire), and once per year for all current CDL employees. The employer must obtain the CDL driver's consent before making any queries, but will not be able to use the employee in a safety-sensitive function (e.g., CMV driving) if consent is not provided.
Additionally, state licensing agencies (DMVs, RMVs, etc.) will be required to query the database when completing applicable licensing transactions, such as processing an initial commercial driver's license application or a CDL renewal.
This commercial website - not affiliated with FMCSA or US DOT - and its extensive eLearning resource center will help all stakeholders maintain immediate and ongoing compliance with the new requirements of 49 CFR Part 382, Subpart G.
This website will have robust online courses giving Clearinghouse users confidence that they can meet the requirements of the new rule in a timely and efficient manner. Additionally, we will have an extensive suite of regulatory reference material, an interactive knowledge base, and live help desk via chat and telephone.
Finally, this site will provide employers and other Clearinghouse users the opportunity to engage our expert staff for on-site training, or to learn from them at seminars hosted throughout the country.