2020 Clearinghouse:
What You Need to Know as a DOT Employer

Before January 6, 2020

Go to https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register and click Go to login.gov to create an account
Once you have created a login.gov account, you can complete your registration in the Clearinghouse
Verify your information is correct
Designate ARCpoint Labs Of Tampa as your C/TPA, checking the boxes for Violations, Report RTD, and Conduct Queries for full-service assistance from ARCpoint Labs (required for owner/operators to designate and work with a C/TPA
Send invitations to other employees who need access to the Clearinghouse on your behalf
Purchase a query plan that best fits your business
Have your CDL drivers register in the Clearinghouse
Register for and attend the ARCpoint webinars to continue learning as Clearinghouse information evolves
Work with ARCpoint Labs to create an addendum to your current drug/alcohol policy

How will the Clearinghouse improve highway safety?

Easier for employers to meet pre-employment investigation obligations
More difficult for drivers to hide past violations
Ensure drivers have received proper evaluation before operating a CMV
Conduct queries for any unresolved drug and alcohol program violations
Easier for FMCSA to determine employer compliance

After January 6, 2020

Work with ARCpoint Labs as your designated C/TPA and industry expert to navigate through the Clearinghouse new requirements
Instruct your CDL drivers to provide electronic consent, review their record and designate a SAP if necessary
Report drug and alcohol violations (>0.04%), negative (return-to-duty) RTD test results, and refusal to test by the close of the third business day after the violation has been reported to the employer
Conduct queries for any unresolved drug and alcohol program violations
Conduct queries on all current employees at a minimum of once a year

Q: How long is a driver’s violation info retained in the Clearinghouse?

A: 5 years

Q: What CDL Drivers will be affected?

A: Drivers of vehicles >26,001 lbs, carrying 16+ passengers, or transporting hazardous materials

Q: Can a violation be reported if the driver is not registered for the Clearinghouse?

A: Yes!

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