January 6, 2020 is when employers & service agents will be required to report driver violations of FMCSA drug & alcohol testing regulations; employers must run full queries in the Clearinghouse every time they hire a CDL driver to perform safety-sensitive functions; and employers must run a queries on all current drivers performing safety-sensitive drivers once a year; and continue manual inquiries with previous employers to meet the previous three years of employment history.
There will be two reasons required to query the database with two types of database checks (full detailed query, and a limited query):
Employers are also responsible for reporting the following information to the Clearinghouse (within three business days of each instance):
CleanFleet helps with these queries, offers full Driver Qualification File Management for the full electronic and manual three year history inquiries, and more.
Employers and drivers can now register to the CDL Clearinghouse on the federal Clearinghouse website. Employers have until January 6th, 2020 to register before violations could occur.
We are helping companies register to the CDL Clearinghouse when companies join our consortium drug testing membership and includes an MCS150 update and helping you obtain FMCSA Portal credentials, if necessary . Usually this is $75.00, but in January, we will help with registration 50% Off! Call Us Today - 503.479.6082
*** January 13th, 2020 Update, 8:00am PST : The Clearinghouse website is functional over the weekend. We were able to register companies and drivers, link CDLs, link portal accounts during registration, handle driver consent, purchase queries, etc. We are hoping the large traffic coming during the work week does not crash the site. For fleets that are hiring in January, until website is stable, FMCSA recommends that for carriers do the normal DQ process of contacting "Inquiries of Past Employers" ... the procedures set forth in 49 CFR 391.23(e). If you have never done this DQ File process, CleanFleet can help. Once FMCSA has determined and announced that users are able to access the Clearinghouse, pre-employment queries must also be conducted as required by section 382.701(a).***
As a Best-in-Class TPA, CleanFleet can support customized drug and alcohol screening programs that include any and all testing: Pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-work, and follow-up testing. We can also help set-up new testing policies and programs, background checks, and more customized for your needs.
CleanFleet goes beyond drug testing. We help keep drivers safe on the road through our safety department, which offers: DQ Files, pre and post-audit help including corrective action plans that can reduce DOT violation fines, and driver/company training programs.
The Department of Transportation is establishing a central database to contain all relevant drug and alcohol testing information for commercial drivers as a part of their driver files. It is a tool for managers to determine whether a prospective driver or their current workforce is eligible to perform safety sensitive functions.
It will affect “all CDL drivers who operate CMVs on public roads, and their employers and service agents.”
All carriers need to register on the Clearinghouse; Carriers who use a Third-Party Administrator need to identify the TPA on the Clearinghouse; All Owner/Operators must identify the TPA responsible for managing their Clearinghouse compliance.
CleanFleet provides compliant services to all FMCSA regulated employers needing help with the Clearinghouse: Consortium Membership, Clearinghouse Services, DQ File Management, and Company Policy Updates.
When was the last time you reviewed your policy? The Clearinghouse is an important time to review and update your company testing policies because employers need to add language to their policies to notify drivers and potential new drivers that their required drug testing results will be reported to the Clearinghouse.
CleanFleet can help companies with policy development from the ground up.
• Policy Purpose
• Specimen Types
• Testing Procedures, Prescription Drug Disclosure
• Department of Transportation (DOT)
• Mandatory State Drug Testing Laws
• Marijuana Laws
• Workers' Compensation Denial/Reduction
• Unemployment Denial
• Workers' Compensation Premium Discounts
• Prohibited Conduct
CleanFleet offers help with queries, consortium membership, driver qualification file management, and driver/company training all al la carte. However, we offer several bundle packages that provide special savings and extra services.
We at CleanFleet can help you with all your Clearinghouse needs with packages that may include: