A Guide to FMCSA Clearinghouse Regulations

Are you a current CDL holder, employer, c/TPA, or considering obtaining a CDL? Today, we’re simplifying the new regulations for the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) Clearinghouse in an effort to help you navigate these industry updates.

What is the FMCSA Clearinghouse?

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is an online database for employers and other authorized users. This database provides the most up-to-date information about drug and alcohol policy violations among commercial driver’s license holders (CDL).

It is important that CDL holders who have violated the drug and alcohol policy do not obtain safety-sensitive positions.

Who should register for the FMCSA Clearinghouse?

I’m glad you asked. We recommend the following positions. Stay tuned as we unravel in our next blog why each role needs all the details on regulations for FMCSA Clearinghouse

  • Owner-operators/CDL Drivers
  • Employers
  • Consortium/TPA’s
  • Medical Review Officers
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • State Driver License Agencies

How will the Clearinghouse Improve Highway Safety?

The Clearinghouse requires medical review officers, substance abuse professionals, c/TPA’s, and other agencies to report violations of the drug and alcohol policy in 49 CFR, Parts 40 and 382. Employers, driver license agencies, and other authorized users will be allowed to perform queries on current and prospective CDL holders. This will ensure they have not violated the drug and alcohol regulations. As a result of these new regulations for FMCSA Clearinghouse, our highways will be safer because we are removing violators from the roads.

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