You need to understand the importance of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse which is a secure online database providing employers in the transport sector with real-time information about various compliances. This information helps them remain operational seamlessly. The clearinghouse is operated by the federal motor carrier safety administration. The information provided by this database is helpful not only for employers but state law enforcement personnel and state driver licensing agencies as well. 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 but not limited to positive drug or alcohol test results and also test refusals. As your driver completes his return to duty process and becomes a part of a follow-up testing plan, this little detail is also added to the clearinghouse record. All your drivers who hold CLPs and CDLs are subject to this requirement and should register with the DACH right away.
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 anywhere. Our all-encompassing driver assistance program includes the following and a lot more:
DCG is the ideal partner for you if you are an owner or operator. Working in this capacity you are required to fulfill all the clearing house responsibilities laid down by the federal motor carrier safety administration. You can designate us to help you comply with all those responsibilities in the clearinghouse.
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Every CDL/CLP holder in your company will need to register. However, there are a few circumstances that might necessitate them to register such as:
You need to remember that if your driver fails to register and is not able to provide consent for queries under the above-mentioned circumstances, he will be rendered ineligible to work in any safety-sensitive positions covered by the FMCSA.
As an employer, you will be subject to the following DOT requirements under the FMCSA clearinghouse
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.