The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a centralized database that employers use to report drug and alcohol program violations and to conduct queries, which check that current or prospective employees are not prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation—that is, a violation for which the driver has not completed the return-to-duty (RTD) process. Queries must be conducted as part of a pre-employment driver investigation, and at least annually for current employees.
In addition, employers may designate a C/TPA who can report violations and/or conduct queries on their behalf. An owner-operator—an employer that employs himself or herself as a CDL driver, typically a single driver operation—must designate the C/TPA in the Clearinghouse.
Wienhoff Drug Testing has the training and experience to handle all C/TPA services pertaining to the Clearinghouse. Contact us to find out how we can save your company from wasted time and countless headaches!