The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requires that individuals who hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and their employers follow alcohol and drug testing rules. These rules include procedures for testing, frequency of tests, and substances tested for. Testing results are reported and stored in the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse.
The FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about CDLs and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations.
The FMCSA Clearinghouse contains records of violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions in 49 CFR Part 382, Subpart B, including positive drug or alcohol test results and test refusals. When a driver completes the return-to-duty (RTD) process and follow-up testing plan, this information is also recorded in the Clearinghouse.
It is the responsibility of employers to query the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse database. To help make this process easier, we’ve launched a new solution to help automate the query process. Supervision’s Clearinghouse Monitoring service is integrated with our Continuous License Monitoring program and works with your existing active driver roster. Clearinghouse Monitoring automatically queries the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database and reports any drivers with activity. You can customize your schedule to receive alerts daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
Learn how Clearinghouse Monitoring can provide peace of mind and an added layer of protection for your fleet.