Update on the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Implementation

January 09, 2020 11:00 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse site was launched yesterday, and you may have experienced some intermittent technical issues in which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is currently working through. While approximately 12,000 registrations were received, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse site was having various issues.  To address concerns raised by carriers going through the hiring process currently, guidance was posted on the website last night and is provided here for your use. 

 

If you are an employer currently experiencing technical difficulties accessing the Clearinghouse and are unable to conduct required pre-employment queries, you may hire a driver using solely the procedures set forth in 49 CFR 391.23(e). Once FMCSA has determined and announced that users are able to access the Clearinghouse, pre-employment queries must also be conducted as required by section 382.701(a).



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