Keep in mind Cross-border Carriers on New US Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in the last phases of executing their Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. This new database is proposed to contain data relating to infringement of the U.S. Division of Transportation (DOT) controlled substances (medication) and liquor testing program for business drivers. Similar to the case with US DOT medication and liquor testing programs, if a Canadian bearer works into the US, they will likewise need to follow the principles set out for the new clearinghouse.

While the standard itself was distributed in 2016, the last consistence date is January 6, 2020, with enlistment for the framework expected to open in October. This implies bearers should start to examine the prerequisites now and approach their testing lab they are as of now utilizing (for example driver check, or others).

CTA has had talks with a portion of the top testing labs (transporters will as of now be utilizing these for their US DOT medication and liquor testing programs) and much of the time, bearers will almost certainly assign their present supplier as their outsider head (TPA) to help deal with their consistence with this new program.