WHO MUST REGISTER IN DRUG & ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE?
REGISTRATION IN THE CLEARINGHOUSE IS REQUIRED OF ALL CDL DRIVERS OPERATING CMVs ON PUBLIC ROADS. FARMER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.TO ENROLL YOUR COMPANY CLICK HERE
Who Must Register?
ALL CDL DRIVERS EXCEPT QUALIFYING FARMERS - SEE BELOW
JANUARY 6, 2020
When is query conducted?
EVERY 12 MONTHS
EVERY TIME A 5-PANEL DOT DRUG OR ALCOHOL TEST IS ADMINISTERED
PRIOR HIRING NEW DRIVER (RTD / PRE-EMPLOYEMENT TEST)
What type of CDL drivers must register?
HOLDERS OF COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES (CDLs)
INTERSTATE AND INTRASTATE CARRIERS; PASSANGER CARRIERS; SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS; CONSTRUCTION EQUIP. OPERATORS; LIMO DRIVERS; MUNICIPAL VEHICLE DRIVERS (EX. WASTE MANAGEMENT VEH) FEDERAL AND OTHER ENTITIES THAT EMPLOY DRIVERS SUBJECT TO CFR TITLE 49 382.
Who conducts a query?
EMPLOYERS MUST QUERY THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES' DRUG AND ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS BEFORE PERMITTING THOSE EMPLOYEES TO OPERATE A CMVs ON PUBLIC ROADS. EMPLOYERS MUST ANNUALLY QUERY THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR EACH DRIVER THEY CURRENTLY EMPLOY.
EXEMPTIONSNote: The following are exempt from the Clearinghouse Mandate, only under certain conditions:
They operate a farm vehicle that is:
controlled and operated by the farmer (not a third party company);
used to transport agricultural products, machinery, farm supplies to or from the farm only;
used only within 150 mile radius of the farm;
not used 'for-hire'.
Farm vehicle can be used 'for-hire' only if:
it is a straight or articulated truck;
identified as a farm vehicle by state registration;
used to transport farm stock, machinery or farm commodities;
if less than 26,000 GVWR then can travel anywhere in the US;
if more than 26,000 GVWR then can travel only within 150 mile radius;