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Complimentary Webinar Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:00 PM-2:30 PM. CST featuring Dan Meyer, Division Administrator Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Christina Anderson
October 25, 2019

On October 1st, the FMCSA announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders, employers, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals can now visit the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse web site and register to create an online user account. Per the DOT FMCSA, "the Clearinghouse will be a secure online database that will allow FMCSA, CMV employers, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and law enforcement officials to identify – in real-time – CDL drivers who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements, and thereby improve safety on our nation’s roads."

 

Registration is required and the Clearinghouse compliance date is set for January 6, 2020. It is advisable that in order to access the Clearinghouse when it becomes operational, authorized users register as soon as possible. 

 

Users include:

 

  • Drivers who hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP).
  • Employers of CDL drivers. This includes those who employ themselves as CDL drivers (owner-operators), typically a single-driver operation.

 

Beginning January 6, 2020, employers subject to the Clearinghouse final rule will be required to take certain actions in the Clearinghouse. For example, employers must query the Clearinghouse for information on current and prospective drivers to verify they are not prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions due to an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation. Employers will be required to query the Clearinghouse as part of every pre-employment driver investigation, and at least annually for drivers they employ. All queries require driver consent.

To ensure that your company and drivers are registered as efficiently and effectively as possible, Corkill Insurance Agency is pleased to welcome Dan Meyer, Division Administrator, FMCSA, as the featured speakers for our upcoming DOT Drug/Alcohol Clearinghouse Register Now! webinar.

 

Topics will include:

  • FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse registration
  • Changes to data on the federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) and Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) by the FMCSA and
  • Queries and consent requests

 

One final note, the DOT has made it perfectly clear that state initiatives will have no bearing on the Department of Transportation’s regulated drug testing program. The Department of Transportation’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation – 49 CFR Part 40 – does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, FOR ANY REASON.

 

If your Illinois CDL drivers think that just because the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“CRTA”) takes effect on January 1, 2020, they can smoke weed on their own time - tell them to THINK AGAIN! and provide them with the DOT "Recreational Marijuana" Notice.

Featured Speaker

Daniel D. Meyer 

Division Administrator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Dan retired from the Kansas Highway Patrol with the rank of Captain, after 23 years of service. During his tenure as Captain, he was responsible for administering the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) for the state of Kansas. While running the MCSAP program for the state of Kansas, Dan was responsible for the development of Trucks On Patrol for Safety (TOPS) program, which partnered the motor carrier industry and enforcement community for enforcement of safety violations occurring around commercial vehicles. He was instrumental in the implementation of the state of Kansas CVIEW and new collision reporting software, which integrated the automation of the data entry into the SafetyNet system.  

 

Dan retired from the Kansas Highway Patrol in June of 2011, when he became the Missouri Division State Programs Manager for FMCSA. In December of 2013, he became the Division Administrator for the state of Illinois.

To register for the DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Register Now! webinar, contact:

 

Christina Anderson

Safety

Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc. |

Direct: 224-239-6762 | eMail: CAnderson@corkillinsurance.com 

25 Northwest Point Blvd. Suite 625 | Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

 

There is no cost to attend this program.