Employers should be aware that starting January 6, 2023 the requirement to investigate whether a prospective driver had a previous drug and alcohol program violation will be satisfied by only completing the FMCSA Clearinghouse Pre-employment Query. The Clearinghouse contains three years of violation history but for employees that worked in agencies other than the FMCSA employers still need to investigate that work history since the clearinghouse only contains violations concerning the one DOT regulated agency.
The original notice of this rule change was published on November 4, 2022. The reminder from info.dot.gov can be viewed here.
Minert & Associates assists companies of all sizes nationwide in completing their FMCSA Clearinghouse queries both for pre-employment and annual requirements. Please contact Garett Goodwin at 208.884.4100 ext. 1050 for further information.