FMCSA covered CDL drivers have responsibilities with the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. All applicants for driver positions will need to be registered in the Clearinghouse. For driver interaction in the Clearinghouse, the driver must be registered.
Every driver does not need to register, however under the following circumstances a driver must register:
- To view your information electronically that is recorded in the clearinghouse.
- To allow an employer to make a query request – always for pre-employment
- To allow an employer to make a full query after a limited query shows the Clearinghouse has information on the particular driver
Failure to register and provide consent for queries under the above circumstances will cause the driver to be ineligible for the FMCSA covered safety sensitive position.
Driver Registration Assistance
Consent for query Assistance
Assistance with Viewing Information Recorded in the Clearinghouse
Drivers have a right to view information recorded in the Clearinghouse. Any time information is added, removed, or revised in the Clearinghouse; the driver will be notified. If the driver is registered in the Clearinghouse with an e-mail, the notification will be by e-mail. If the driver is not registered the driver will receive notifications by mail to the address on the CDL license.
Assistance with Viewing Information in the Clearinghouse
Assistance with the Petition Process
Challenges to the Information the Clearinghouse
Assigning a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Drivers that receive a violation such as a positive test or refusal to test will be provided from their employer a list of substance abuse professionals (SAP) in order to arrange services for the required return to duty process. The driver must identify the SAP chosen in the Clearinghouse.
Assistance with identifying a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
- Unlimited Consultation
- Employer Required Queries
- Employer Required Violation Reports
Owner Operator – Consortium/Third-Party Administrator (C/TPA)
Owner operators are required to utilize the services of a C/TPA for their Clearinghouse responsibilities. Clearinghouse Services, Inc can provide these services through our owner operator membership. The Clearinghouse reporting requirements (§ 382.705(b)(6)) stipulate that an owner operator designate a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) to comply with the employer responsibilities in the Clearinghouse.