Drug & alcohol clearinghouse publication date moved

The projected publication date for the looming Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse was pushed back 13 days from Aug. 16 to Aug. 29 in the Department of Transportation’s monthly regulatory update, issued this week.

The Final Rule for the clearinghouse is now projected to be sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget Wednesday, May 18.
The rule will establish a database of CDL holders that have failed or refused a drug test and requires carriers to upload this information to FMCSA at least annually. It would also require carriers to query the database when hiring drivers.