Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse


After more than three years in the works, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is now live.

The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will provide employers with real-time information about CDL driver drug and alcohol violations. Any commercial truck drivers that have tested positive for prohibited drugs or alcohol will be added to this database.

With the goal of improving highway safety, the aggregated data located within the Clearinghouse will:

  • Make it easier for employers to meet their pre-employment investigation and reporting obligations.
  • Make it more difficult for drivers to conceal drug and alcohol program violations from current or prospective employers.
  • Provide the means to ensure that drivers receive the required evaluation and treatment before performing safety-sensitive functions, such as driving a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Make it easier for the FMCSA to determine employer compliance with testing, investigation and reporting requirements.

Employers will play a pivotal role in making the Clearinghouse effective.