DOT Clearinghouse: Coming Soon!- 07 May
Registration for the DOT Clearinghouse will begin soon!
For those DOT members who will be a part of the Clearinghouse, below is a timeline of upcoming events happening for the Clearinghouse that you should be aware of.
The Clearinghouse final rule was made back in December of 2016. This rule created a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for the DOT. It also identified the roles and responsibilities of those who will be required to use the Clearinghouse. You can see that final rule here.
Fall 2019: Registration Begins
This upcoming fall users will be able to create an account for the Clearinghouse that will give you access once the Clearinghouse becomes operational on January 6, 2020.
January 6, 2020: Clearinghouse Implementation Date
Mandatory use of the Clearinghouse to report and query information about driver and alcohol program violations will go into effect on this date. Employers will be required to conduct both electronic queries within the Clearinghouse and manual inquires with previous employers to cover the preceding three years.
January 6, 2023: Clearinghouse Three-Year Mark
Employers must query the Clearinghouse to satisfy the employer requirement to identify prospective drivers who have committed drug and alcohol program violations.
If you have any more questions regarding the DOT Clearinghouse and how it applies to you, check out the FMCSA’s information on the Clearinghouse here.