FMCSA to host sessions on ELDs, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse at GATS

Joe DeLorenzo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host two one-hour sessions at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas later this summer.

GATS will be held Aug. 22-24 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas.

Both sessions will be titled, “FMCSA Hot Topics: ELD Implementation and Transition, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and more”. FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance, and Bill Mahorney, division chief of enforcement, will be speaking at the sessions.

The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which will be a database of truck drivers who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test, takes effect in January 2020. The Clearinghouse will record all drug test failures conducted for pre-employment screenings, random drug tests and post-crash tests.

In addition to the stage sessions, FMCSA will host a listening session on Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon with an update from Administrator Ray Martinez.

The sessions will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, from 3-4 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 24, from 1-2 p.m. on the Hall A Stage at the show.

Those interested in attending the 2019 Great American Trucking Show can register for free online here.