The Bassett Firm
Toll Free : (800)310-9769
Main Phone Number : (214)219-9900
Fax Number : (214)219-9456

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Bassett Firm’s physical office is temporarily closed, but we remain open for business and will continue to fight the good fight for you. Please call or email us if there is anything that you need.

April 2020 Archives

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: What Carriers and Drivers Need to Know

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

On January 6, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will go LIVE. All Motor Carriers, and their vendors that assist in administering the Carrier's federally mandated drug and alcohol testing programs, will be able to access the database to check a current driver's or prospective driver's history for past violations in one location. All Motor Carriers regulated by the FMCSA will be required to register in the database. Also, Medical Review Officers (MROs), Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs), and Consortia/Third-Party Administrators (C/TPAs) that support motor Carriers' drug and alcohol testing policies and programs will be required to register. All commercial drivers will eventually be required to register as well. Registration opened this week so all entities that are required to register can begin the process and get their accounts set up before the system goes live in January. There will be a flat rate for each inquiry. Carriers will be required to purchase credits for queries to be used by them or the other Registrants that are searching on their behalf. C/TPAs will not be able to purchase credits for the Carriers.

The Bassett Firm

3838 Oak Lawn Avenue
Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75219

Toll Free: 800-310-9769
Phone: 214-219-9900
Fax: 214-219-9456
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