FMCSA Clearinghouse Regulations & Standards

hiring truck driver after FMCSA

A career in the trucking industry has its share of background checks. However, other mandates are necessary to ensure the safety of the roadway and the freight they’re responsible for transporting. Thus, there’s a new system being implemented called the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association (FMCSA).

Consequently, the Clearinghouse final rule was issued by Congress and indicates; “that a drug and alcohol clearinghouse be established for commercial truck drivers and those holding a learning permit”. Indeed, this will require a query on every newly hired driver.

Why Employ TruDiligence for the New FMCSA Mandate

As your impeccable background check experts, TruDiligence will serve as a third party administrator (TPA) for the new FMCSA mandate on commercial truck drivers. They’ll thoroughly conduct the search to hire the top drivers.

What Information Can You Expect to Retrieve From the FMCSA?

The FMCSA is a secure online clearinghouse that’s linked with law enforcement and the State Driver’s License Agency (SDLA) for drug and alcohol violations. Under, 49 CFR Part 382, Subpart B employers will find out if their potential employee has failed a drug test, refused a drug screening, or have received a prior drug or alcohol violation. A return-to-duty (RTD) form collects the information. Then, the clearinghouse records it. Best of all, TruDiligence will be able to identify the drug and alcohol information through the clearinghouse from different states. In fact, it will identify drivers that hold multiple CDL certifications in more than one state. Again, the goal is to keep the roadway safe and protect your business from hiring a liability.

Learn More About FMCSA Regulations & Standards

If you need more details on how the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association mandated is expected to work and how it will impact your business, you’re encouraged to contact us at TruDiligence for more details. First, you find the right person. Then, we’ll make sure they’re telling you the right story!

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