As a transportation company or owner-operator who employs commercial drivers, you are required to conduct DOT drug tests and maintain records. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse is an online database that was created to help maintain drug and alcohol testing records and ensure compliance with FMCSA rules. The clearinghouse stores information related to violations of drug and alcohol testing regulations, and provides access to this information to employers, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals. Clearinghouse membership is mandatory for all employers of commercial drivers, and Workplace Screening Intelligence offers a range of Clearinghouse services to help you stay compliant.
1. Understanding FMCSA Clearinghouse
The FMCSA Clearinghouse is an electronic database that stores information about commercial drivers’ drug and alcohol violations. Clearinghouse is mandatory for employers of commercial drivers, and it requires them to conduct pre-employment (query) and annual queries in order to retain their membership. Querying the clearinghouse provides you with information on any driver violations, including positive drug or alcohol tests or refusals to test. By using Workplace Screening Intelligence’s Clearinghouse Support, you can easily and efficiently perform your pre-employment and annual queries to ensure compliance with FMCSA regulations.
2. DOT Drug Testing and the Clearinghouse
DOT drug testing refers to the testing of drivers for drugs that are regulated by the DOT. The 5 panel drug test is the standard test used to detect commonly abused drugs including marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, and phencyclidine (PCP). Testing is required for pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and return-to-duty situations. When a drug test is positive, it is reported to the Clearinghouse by the Medical Review Officer (MRO). You will be notified of any positive tests or refusals to test through the clearinghouse, so it is essential to understand the requirements for membership and querying.
3. Workplace Screening Intelligence Clearinghouse Services
At Workplace Screening Intelligence, we offer a range of services to help you maintain FMCSA Clearinghouse compliance. Clearinghouse Support includes pre-employment and annual queries along with notifications and guidance on how to respond to any driver violations. Our DOT drug testing services include 5 panel drug testing and support for all DOT-required testing situations. Our team of experts are available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about Clearinghouse membership or DOT drug testing.
4. Benefits of Workplace Screening Intelligence Clearinghouse Support
By using our Clearinghouse Support service, we take the frustration out of FMCSA Clearinghouse and monitoring. Our experts can help establish or transfer your account, provide software solutions to streamline the querying process, and handle any challenges that you may face. We also provide support for any questions or concerns that you may have regarding FMCSA regulations and compliance. By outsourcing your Clearinghouse membership to our team, you can focus on your core business while maintaining compliance with Federal regulations.
Maintaining FMCSA Clearinghouse compliance and conducting DOT drug testing can be a stressful and time-consuming task for transportation companies and owner-operators. At Workplace Screening Intelligence, we offer a range of services to help you navigate the complexities of the Clearinghouse and ensure compliance with Federal regulations. By partnering with our team of experts, you can have peace of mind in knowing that you are meeting all of the requirements of FMCSA membership while focusing on your core business. Contact us today to learn more about our Clearinghouse Support and DOT drug testing services. Contact our Support team at 844-573-8378 or [email protected] for more information about our FMCSA Clearinghouse Membership go to https://workplacescreening.com/fmcsa-chs/ for additional information.