Clearinghouse

Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Clearinghouse Records More Than 56,000 Truck Driver Violations in 2020

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More than 56,000 drug and alcohol violations were recorded last year in a database intended to track truck drivers’ compliance history and prevent them from job-hopping in the event of a failed drug test.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Drug Clearinghouse Records 46,000 Violations in First 10 Months

Technician tests sample A technician test a hair sample at a Quest Diagnostics facility. The leading number of drug test failures — 24,000 — was for marijuana. (DrugTestingTV via YouTube)

Nearly 46,000 driver drug-related violations have been recorded in the federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse during its first 10 months of operation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes to Plug ‘Information Gap’ in Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule that would plug an existing “information gap” to ensure that state driver licensing agencies are prohibited from issuing, renewing, upgrading or transferring a commercial driver license or learner permit to truck drivers with drug and alcohol violations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Clearinghouse Operational After Technical Difficulties

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is functioning normally after experiencing connectivity issues that rendered the system unable to validate commercial driver licenses.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Movie Industry’s Drivers Seek Exemption From Full Clearinghouse Queries

Unloading movie equipment from truck Movie set employees David Pickar (front) and Bruce Henderson unload lighting equipment from a truck Aug. 4, 2005, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

A group that provides commercial motor vehicle driver services for major motion pictures studios, independent productions and commercial production houses in the U.S. has asked for an exemption that would allow it to conduct limited queries of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for its drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced March 5.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 5, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Drug Clearinghouse Goes Live, Experiences Connectivity Issues

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-awaited Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse experienced connectivity issues during its opening days.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Issues Final Rule for States to Comply With Clearinghouse Requirements

Technicians test specimens at a Quest Diagnostics lab Technicians test specimens at the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Teterboro, N.J. (Quest Diagnostics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Dec. 12 a final rule extending by three years the date for state driver's licensing agencies to comply with certain Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Says Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse Will Be Open to Other Agencies

Clearinghouse agency access A technician works on a drug test. (Quest Diagnostics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its plans to permit Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse records to be disclosed to agencies outside the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure compliance with drug testing regulations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Employers, Drivers Urged to Register for Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

FMCSA's drug and alcohol Clearinghouse. A technician tests a sample. (DrugTestingTV via YouTube)

SAN DIEGO — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials are encouraging motor carriers to register now on the agency’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database, aimed at ending job-hopping by drivers who fail their drug and alcohol test.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes 3-Year Delay for States to Comply With Clearinghouse Rule

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date by which state driver licensing agencies must comply with certain Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule requirements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019

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