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October 2019 Newsletter
Newsletters October 6, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

Get Ready for the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Beginning January 6, 2020, employers will be required to use the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Attached is a white paper that provides an overview of the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Taking a few minutes to read this white paper will provide you with the key points and requirements driver employers need to know about the Clearinghouse.

Fundamental White Paper: FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse


Trucking Attorney, Doug Marcello, Delivers Informative Presentation

Earlier this month, Doug Marcello, Esq. was the guest speaker for Fundamental’s seminar titled “Anatomy of an Accident & the Defensible Driver.”

Industry professionals were able to come together and learn more about how their companies can protect themselves if one of their drivers were to ever be involved in a fatal accident. Marcello also discussed the necessary steps employers must take when hiring.

At the end of the presentation, the group discussed the upcoming Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse with Marcello.

Fundamental seminars are a great way to keep up with industry changes and to network. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

FMCSA Says Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Will Be Open to Other Agencies

Once the Clearinghouse goes into effect on January 6, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will allow record access to agencies outside of the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Giving outside agencies access to the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse records will ensure compliance with the drug testing regulations.

The Clearinghouse will also permit Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program partner agencies to have access to records for use in investigations, roadside inspections and safety audits.

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