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Get real-time updates on your driver's drug and alcohol violations with the FMCSA clearinghouse. Don't let non-compliant drivers put your business at risk. According to a recent survey, 70% of transportation companies have reported improved efficiency and a reduction in administrative costs since implementing the Clearinghouse CDL into their operations.

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is crucial for promoting safety, responsibility, and accountability in the commercial transportation industry.

As a trusted partner (cTPA /TPA), goMDnow can provide valuable support to help ensure the safety of commercial drivers and promote compliance with federal regulations.

What does clearinghouse mean?

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a secure online database created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to monitor and improve the safety of commercial drivers in the United States. The FMSCA clearinghouse serves as a central repository for information on commercial drivers’ violations related to the Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing program.

What is the purpose of a Clearinghouse?

The purpose of the FMSCA drug and alcohol clearinghouse is to prevent drivers who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing regulations from moving from one carrier to another without detection. With the Clearinghouse FMCSA, employers can access up-to-date information on their drivers' drug and alcohol violation history, making it easier to maintain compliance with FMCSA regulations.

By providing a comprehensive, centralized source of information on drug and alcohol test results, the clearinghouse DOT helps to ensure that commercial drivers who pose a safety risk are kept off the roads, promoting the safety of all motorists on the nation's highways.

Requirements of the Drug Clearinghouse

The agencies that are regulated under the DOT and FMSCA requirements are mandated to report the violation of all current and potential workers, according to 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 40 and 382. These agencies are:

Information stored in Clearinghouse DOT

  • Positive drug or alcohol test results
  • Refusals to take drug or alcohol tests
  • Driver eligibility status
  • Return-to-duty process completion status
  • Substance abuse professional (SAP) evaluation completion status
  • Driver's consent for information access
  • Employer violations of drug and alcohol regulations

Information on drug and alcohol program violations is stored in the Clearinghouse FMCSA for a minimum of five years. This includes positive drug or alcohol test results, refusals to test, completion of the return-to-duty process, and other drug and alcohol program violations reported by employers. The five-year retention period ensures that the information is available to employers and enforcement personnel for future reference and compliance purposes.

How to register goMDnow as c/TPA for the Clearinghouse

goMDnow is a reliable and experienced c/TPA consortium third party that can assist employers with their drug and alcohol testing needs and compliance with FMCSA regulations.

To register goMDnow as c/TPA, follow two simple steps:

  • Sign up at goMDnow
  • Select "goMDnow" as your designated c/TPA "consortium Third party administration" under clearing house.

Note: To register goMDnow as c/TPA, user must have an employer's account under FMCSA clearing house. If the user does not have an employer's account, goMDnow team member will guide you on how to set up one.

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