What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

From FreightWaves.

A loophole that allows truck drivers who fail a drug or alcohol test to get hired shortly after by another carrier starts to close on Jan. 6, 2020.

That’s when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) begins to employ the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a final rule for which was issued in December 2016.

The purpose of the congressionally mandated clearinghouse, according to FMCSA, is to create an online database “that will allow FMCSA, [commercial motor vehicle] employers, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and law enforcement officials to identify — in real-time — CDL drivers who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements, and thereby improve safety on our nation’s roads.”

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