💡The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse became fully implemented on January 6, 2023. Per the FMCSA, employers of CDL drivers will no longer need to include drug and alcohol requests in the scope of the safety performance history process of hiring a driver—the employer’s query of the Clearinghouse will satisfy that requirement. Other previous employment verification processes remain unchanged—check out VOE+ to make some of these processes easier on your team!
The information on this page is historical, educational material on this change as part of DriverReach industry content offerings. For more information on the FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, please visit its FAQ page.
By now, most carriers have a good handle on the basic requirements of the FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse compliance final rule. They know they’ll need to upload some violation data, obtain a pre-employment query on new drivers, and perform annual queries on all drivers, and they know that driver consent is required and that non-compliance is not an option. However, there are many components beyond the basic compliance questions that need to be addressed in the weeks and months to come.
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This ebook will help you:
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- And much more
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