The US Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a secure online database where employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement can access real-time information pertaining to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on CDL drivers drug and alcohol testing program.
Carriers will be required to report drug and alcohol violations and check their employees records if prohibited from performing certain functions, including operating a commercial vehicle, due to a program violation which a driver has not successfully completed the return-to-duty (RTD) process.
Canadian carriers who operate into the U.S. are required to register and comply with the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Registration for the clearinghouse will open this fall and go into effect January 2020.
All records of drug and alcohol program violations will remain in the clearinghouse for five years or until the driver has completed the return-to-duty process.