Many driver’s find that they can’t get hired because they haven’t taken a return-to-duty test. The Clearinghouse has come up with a solution, which FMCSA will allow, and the Clearinghouse will accept.
A driver is now able to register with a C/TPA, solely for the purpose of taking a return-to-duty test, and, if the test is negative, having the C/TPA record the date of that return-to-duty test in the Clearinghouse on the driver’s dashboard.
The driver must tell the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) that he is registered with a C/TPA. Provide the SAP with the name and contact information of the C/TPA. The SAP would send the two SAP reports (Initial Report and Follow-up Evaluation Report), along with the follow-up testing plan, to that C/TPA.
When the driver finds a job, the new employer should contact the C/TPA, who will then forward the SAP paperwork, along with a copy of the driver’s negative test result for the return-to-duty test.