DOT Clearinghouse Services

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Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH)

You need to understand the importance of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, a secure online database providing employers in the transport sector with real-time information about compliance. This information helps you maintain seamless operations. The federal motor carrier safety administration operates the clearinghouse. The information provided by this database is helpful not only for employers but also for state law enforcement personnel and state driver licensing agencies. It holds necessary data about commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permit holder's drug and alcohol program violations.

The DACH contains critical data about violations of various drug and alcohol users, including positive drug or alcohol test results and test refusals. As your driver completes his return to duty process and becomes a part of a follow-up testing plan, this detail is added to the clearinghouse record. All drivers who hold CLPs and CDLs are subject to this requirement and should register with the DACH.

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Need Help With Clearinghouse?

You Are On The Right Track With DOT Compliance Group (DCG)!

If you need any help with clearinghouse, you will need the assistance of our expert professionals. You can get an instant consultation and adequate guidance with DCG anytime and anywhere. Our all-encompassing driver assistance program includes the following and more:

  • Efficient driver registration process.
  • Easy authentication and login from your phone.
  • Quick identification of a substance abuse professional in the case of a violation.
  • Ability to enroll in a quick return to duty test once the SAP Program is complete.
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Services For Owner Operators - Third Party Consortium/Administrators You Can Trust

DCG is the ideal partner for you if you are an owner or operator. Working in this capacity, you must fulfill all the clearing house responsibilities the federal motor carrier safety administration laid down. You can designate us to help you comply with all those responsibilities in the clearinghouse.

Benefits of Using OUR Services:

  • Unlimited consultation for all clearinghouse issues.
  • Employer-required queries.
  • Employer-required violation reports.
  • Policy addendum.

Understanding Clearinghouse Registration

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Every CDL/CLP holder in your company must register. The following circumstances may necessitate registration:

  • If they want to view their information recorded in the clearinghouse database arrives electronically.
  • It allows you as an employer to make a query request which is vital in the case of pre-employment.
  • You can also make a full query regarding the information on any driver.

Suppose your driver fails to register and cannot provide consent for queries under the above-mentioned circumstances. In that case, this individual will be rendered ineligible to work in any safety-sensitive positions covered by the FMCSA.

Clearinghouse Requirements To Be Aware Of

As an employer, you will be subject to the following DOT requirements under the FMCSA clearinghouse

  • Queries of all new drivers.
  • Annual queries of all existing drivers.
  • Positive alcohol tests must be reported.
  • Employer-determined refusals to be assessed.
  • Negative return to duty test should be reported.
  • Completion of follow-up testing programs to be reported
  • Policies and education programs need to be updated
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As an owner-operator, it is in your best interest (mandatory) to employ the services of a third-party administrator/consortium for all your clearinghouse requirements.