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CDL Drivers, CLEARINGHOUSE

What you need to Know?

By now you veterans know that you must have registered with the Clearinghouse as of January 6, 2020. You new guys and gals that have not yet registered must do it right away. As a registered CDL or CLP Driver you may use the Clearinghouse to view any of your records posted on Clearinghouse on/or after January 6, 2020 (Implementation Day).
The Clearinghouse lets you know exactly where you stand with the Drug and Alcohol Program. CDL Drivers can view their own records, provide prospective employers with access details about any violations, and select a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

What types of Drivers are affected?
All CDL Drivers who operate CMVs on public roads, including:
• Interstate and intrastate motor carriers, including passenger carriers.
• School Bus Drivers
• Construction equipment Drivers.
• Limousine Drivers.
• Municipal vehicle Operators.
• Federal Drivers subject to FMSCA Drug and Alcohol testing regulations, Such as Department of Defense, School Districts for example.

We all have a common interest in keeping our work place safe. This is the way to that goal. 

CLEARINGHOUSE

“A secure, online database that will give employers and other authorized users real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations, thus improving safety on our Nation’s roadways.”

The Clearinghouse has been a long time coming, and now it’s here and it’s up and running. The premise is simple enough. If there has been a CDL holder negative test, every employer should have access to that information. By the same token every CDL holder should have the ability to make sure that his information is accurately reported.
Every driver, employer, owner-operator, C/TPA, MRO and SAP should understand the value of Clearinghouse and their role in the process. If you haven’t already done so, visit Clearinghouse now and click on Learning Center  to see where you stand.

All of us know that Clearinghouse, if used promptly and effectively, is a good thing.