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Sunday, January 26 2020

Many questions about the Clearinghouse

We receive many calls every day about the new FMCSA Clearinghouse.  The most frequently asked questions and answers are below:

Question:

I employ DOT Drivers?  Must my company follow theFMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules?

Answer:

There are three classifications of drivers that qualifies your drivers and you as a DOT FMCSA Employer to follow the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules:

  1. Drive a vehicle that has a Gross Combination Weight of 26,001 pounds or more. 
  2. Drive a vehicle that has 16 or more passengers (including the driver).
  3. Drive a vehicle that require Hazzardous Material Placard.

Question:

How long do I have before the Clearinghouse Query Pre-Employment Query must be completed?

Answer

In short, just like a drug test - the FMCSA Driver can't perform safety sensitive issues for you unless you have a negative drug test and negative FMCSA Pre-Employment Query on File.

See FMCSA FAQs for more information:

https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/FAQ/Topics/Queries_and_Consent_Requests

Posted by: Phil Dubois AT 10:34 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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