Have You Completed Your Annual CDL Driver Drug and Alcohol Violation Clearinghouse Queries?
Employers of CDL drivers are required to conduct an annual drug and alcohol violation query in the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for each CDL driver they employ. Employers are only required to make a “limited query” to check for drug and alcohol violations for these drivers. Only if a violation is found must the employer make a “full query.” The annual limited query is tracked on a rolling 12-month basis so there is no fixed deadline other than to make the query at least once within 365 days for each driver. This means if you conducted your last annual queries in January 2021, it is time to conduct your next round of annual queries.
Log in to the Clearinghouse and visit your Query History page to see if your annual queries are due. For instructions on conducting annual queries, download the How to Conduct a Limited Query job aid. Additional Information can be found by CLICKING HERE.