FMCSA Clearinghouse effective date is January 6, 2020
After several months of buildup, the transportation industry has reached the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse effective date of January 6, 2020. The new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database provides FMCSA and employers with information needed to identify drivers who are prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle on public roads based on DOT drug and alcohol program violations.
Owner-operators must designate a consortium/third-
Authorized users who have not yet gained access to the FMCSA Clearinghouse are required to request it by registering at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/
Open enrollment for DOT consortium is now
Employers and owner-operators can take advantage of the current open enrollment for DOT consortium period to help them remain compliant with FMCSA regulations.
Query plans are available for purchase
Query plans are available for purchase for employers of drivers requiring a CDL. Queries are electronic checks in the Clearinghouse used by carriers to learn if current or potentially future employees are prohibited from driving a commercial vehicle or performing other safety-sensitive functions due to an unresolved violation.
Queries enable carriers and their designated consortium or TPA to conduct queries for all current and potential new employers as required by law. The plans can only be purchased on the FMCSA Clearinghouse website by registered employers.
Clearinghouse live webinars available in January
FMCSA is hosting several live informational webinars after the FMCSA Clearinghouse effective date to help users understand the requirements of the Clearinghouse. There are two webinars in January, the first on January 22 (8:30-10 a.m. CDT) for substance abuse professionals and medical review officers, and the second on January 23 (12:30-2 p.m. CDT) for employers, consortium/TPAs and CDL drivers.
Prior to the FMCSA clearinghouse effective date or the webinars, visit the Clearinghouse Learning Center for answers to common questions.
About Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium
Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is an accredited, Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), and specializes in consortium management; a variety of drug testing methods, including urine, hair and fingernails;
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