Per the FMCSA, “The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations.”
All drivers and DOT number holders are required to register in the Clearinghouse. To request a query on a driver, the driver must be registered so that they can give authorization for any queries to be done.
All employers are required to do yearly queries on all their drivers as well as any new hires. Employers are also responsible for reporting any violations for a driver.
Failure to setup your registration and complete queries may result in fines up to $2,500 per offense per article 382.507 in Title 49 code of Federal Regulations.
You may read more about the Clearinghouse on the FMCSA Clearinghouse site or call us to setup your registration at 888-655-1933.