In December, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued its long-awaited Final Rule establishing a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for holders of commercial drivers’ licenses.

  • Transportation employers will be required to search the clearinghouse to determine whether current or prospective employees have “unresolved violations of the federal drug and alcohol testing regulations that prohibit them from operating a commercial motor vehicle.”
  • Transportation employers and their medical review officers will also be required to report to the clearinghouse any violations of the drug and alcohol testing regulations by their current or prospective employees.

This clearinghouse rule will affect every transportation employer, holder of a commercial driver’s license, and “Service Agent” (for example, CTPAs, MROs, collectors, SAPs, Labs). Although the database will not go live until January 2020, it’s not too early to get ready. Among other things, the Final Rule contains guidance on a number of current substance abuse issues that should be followed now.

In this webinar, Constangy attorney Tommy Eden will discuss the new rule, how it will affect your Human Resources and DOT policies, and how you can be ahead of the curve in your compliance efforts.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

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