transportation FMCSA ClearingHouse

Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse on Track for 2020 Implementation Date

Posted · Add Comment

The long-awaited Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is moving forward as planned with a mandatory compliance date of January 2020. Employers will be able to check the database to see if a driver has had a previous positive or refusal test.  Information on completion of the return-to-duty […]

truck driver screening

5 Key Reasons to Outsource Driver Employment and Drug/Alcohol History Verifications

Posted · Add Comment

Verifying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mandated requirement for attaining a three-year work history on all driver candidates is one of the biggest hiring challenges for motor carriers and companies with private fleets. By the time organizations obtain all the required information—a significant time investment for employees—the highly-valued driver may have already been […]

Facts and Fiction: Understanding the Electronic Logging Device Requirement

Posted · Add Comment

Implementation of the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) requirement is only a few weeks away. On December 18, 2017, all drivers that currently maintain paper logs will be required to use an ELD for hours of service (HOS) compliance.

Before the deadline, both motor carriers and professional drivers will need to ensure their operations are prepared for the ELD rule requirements.

The Future of CSA Scores

Posted · Add Comment

What the National Academies of Sciences CSA Recommendations Will Mean

The ability of the CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) scoring system to accurately portray the crash risk of each individual motor carrier is still in question, which has become of paramount importance to the trucking industry as more and more people — bankers, insurers, shippers, plaintiff’s attorneys, to name a few — are looking to CSA as the final word on the safety of the fleet.

3 Key Transportation Safety Issues [Podcast]

Posted · Add Comment

Listen to Michael Cammisa, Vice President of Safety Policy & Connectivity for the American Trucking Associations as he provides an update on the following key transportation safety issues:

• Electronic Logging Devices Mandate (ELDs and AOBRDs)
• Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
• Pilot Program for Split Sleeper Berth Time

Improving the Hiring Process: FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Posted · Add Comment

On December 5, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) finalized a rule to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial driver license holders (CDL).

The clearinghouse will act as a central repository for drivers’ positive test results, refusals to test and other such federal violations of the drug and alcohol testing regulations.

Once fully operational the clearinghouse will significantly improve safety and help expedite the hiring process for commercial drivers.