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FMCSA Creates National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for CDL Holders


Truck News 2016-12-14

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers today.

According to the FMCSA, the clearinghouse database will serve as a central repository containing records of violations of its drug and alcohol testing program by commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.

“An overwhelming majority of the nation’s freight travels by truck, and millions of passengers reach their destinations by bus, so creating a central, comprehensive, and searchable database of commercial motor vehicle drivers who violate federal drug and alcohol testing requirements has been a departmental priority,” said US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This system will be a new technological tool that will make our roads safer.”

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