DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
New FMCSA Clearinghouse Rules went into effect on January 6, 2020 - Register Today
The DOT Clearinghouse is MANDATORY for all Employers and Owner Operators and went into effect January 6, 2020.
Employers of drivers who hold commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) have been subject to U.S. Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing requirements for over twenty-five years. These regulations, enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), require that any driver who fails (or refuses to take) a mandated drug or alcohol test must be taken off the road until he or she completes a return-to-work process that includes consulting with a substance abuse professional (SAP), following through with required education and/or treatment programs and passing a return-to-work test.
When registering, choose Austin Mobile Drug Testing as your (C/TPA) Consortia/TPA.
Safety Performance History Investigations: In addition to the items listed above, employers also will be required to conduct the drug and alcohol testing portion of the safety performance history investigation of driver-applicants through the Clearinghouse. Employers will still be required to obtain the other information required by the safety performance history investigation regulations (e.g., accident history) directly from the driver-applicants’ previous DOT-regulated employers, because that information is not reported to the Clearinghouse.
Employers who do not comply with the FMCSA Clearinghouse requirements are subject to the civil and/or criminal penalties set forth at 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(C) (i.e., civil penalties not to exceed $2,500 for each offense).