FMCSA DOT Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse was created by an act of Congress and went into effect on January 6. 2020 to give employers real-time access to information about commercial driver drug and alcohol program violations. This new online database directly impacts how organizations hire commercial drivers and is required for any company and driver who operates within the FMCSA regulations.

The Clearinghouse will improve safety on our roadways and gives employers additional peace of mind and protection when hiring new drivers.

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The FMCSA Clearinghouse EMPLOYER requirements:

How AZC Drug Testing Can Help

As a Consortia Third Party Administrator (C/TPA), AZC Drug Testing can assist you in
navigating the registration and compliance process with the FMCSA Clearinghouse. Services
available include:

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SAP Required Return to Duty and Follow-up Testing Program Management

When a FMCSA regulated driver tests positive for drug or alcohol, that positive result is reported to the Clearinghouse and the individual is prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions until the Return to Duty process is complete. The return-to-duty process includes an evaluation by a DOT-qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) who will recommend an education/treatment plan and follow-up testing program. AZC Drug Testing can manage the return to duty program as set by your SAP and make sure all follow up test are completed as ordered and complete the necessary reporting to the FMCSA Clearinghouse.

Contact Us

AZC Drug Testing looks forward to working with you to help you navigate the FMCSA Clearinghouse compliance regulations. Contact us today to take advantage of our expertise.

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