Drug, alcohol database rule inches closer to approval

| April 02, 2013

drug testLast week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for final approval its drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule that would essentially set up a database of all drivers who have failed or refused to take a drug or alcohol test in the past.

The rule, if finalized, would require fleets to report to FMCSA and the clearinghouse when a CDL holder fails or refuses a drug test. That information would then be stored in the clearinghouse for future carrier employers to access.

Carriers would need written consent from the driver and/or applicant before making the query to the clearinghouse.

If the OMB approves the rule, it will be published in the Federal Register to allow for a public comment period.

  • john rouse

    DRUG ADDICTS DON’T BELONG IN TRUCKS,INDUSTRY HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITHOUT THIS STUPIDITY.THE DOT HAVING TO IMPLEMENT THIS RULE IS JUST CRAZY

  • Doug

    Yes on druggies but everyone out there must never read history. Germany with Hitler started all kinds of regulations, Russia did the same. Companies need to take care of the problems. We are over regulated already. My old company put one idiot drug dealer through TWO rehabs and he was still using and selling.

  • Bill

    Just like people that are on welfare need drug tests. Right?

  • screwed

    But FL threw out the drug test policy for welfare, said it violated someone’s personal rights. A load of crap it your getting my tax money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269137418 Mike Jones

    Si Senyor…me chofer de trookay……no Cerveza…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.mckelvie William McKelvie

    Just another typical FMCSA bandaid solution to the real problem, imagine that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ralph.burket Ralph Burket

    but we have no problems putting alcoholics in trucks as long as they don’t drink on the job. How many drivers would be grounded if they could detect alcohol in your system a month after you drank it? The hypocracy is astounding. Sure alcohol is legal, but MJ is now legal in several states with many more coming on board.

  • john rouse

    ANY COMPANY THAT KNOWINGLY PUTS EITHER IN A TRUCK SHOULD HAVE THER AUTHORITY PULLED,THE ALTER THE MIND AND A TRUCK IS NOT WHERE THE MIND NEEDS TO BE ALTERED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269137418 Mike Jones

    Me not take dope…only Haul dope 4 Cartel….muy bueno.

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