How will owner-operators use the Clearinghouse?

Beginning January 6, 2020, you will need to coordinate with your C/TPA(s) make sure the following requirements are met:

  • Report drug and alcohol violations.
    • This will include alcohol test results with a concentration of 0.04 or greater, refusals to take an alcohol or drug test, as well as actual knowledge of a violation.
  • Negative RTD results and the successful completion of a driver’s follow-up testing plan.
  • Owner-operators or C/TPAs may report violation information about other drivers employed by the owner-operator. If an owner-operator commits a drug and alcohol program violation this must be reported by the C/TPA.
  • The information above must be reported by the close of the third business day after the employer or C/TPA is informed.
  • Conduct queries to check if prospective employees are prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating CMV’s, due to an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation.
  • All current employees-including yourself- must be queried at least annually All queries require driver consent. Queries may be conducted by the owner-operator or C/TPA’s.
  • Until January 6, 2023, conduct both electronic queries in the Clearinghouse and manual, offline inquiries to previous employers for pre-employment driver investigations.