The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the businesses it governs have a responsibility to ensure the safety of those on the road. Above all, in order to prevent crashes and fatalities on public highways, the FMCSA expects motor carriers to hire qualified drivers who respect applicable commercial motor vehicle (CMV) legislation and proper operating procedures.
As part of this commitment to safety, the FMCSA focuses heavily on the misuse of drugs and alcohol—a major contributor to highway crashes and deaths. According to the most recent data from the FMCSA, positive drug tests for drivers of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased 48% from 2015 to 2017.
To help address concerns related to impaired driving and protect both commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders and the individuals with whom they share the road, the FMCSA established the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
For more information, download our FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Guide below.
Information abstracted from Zywave’s “The Guide to the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse” guide.