UPDATE as of 1/22/2020 4:30 pm EST:
Clearinghouse Up & Running
The FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse has resolved its issues. Now all employers, or their designated consortium/third party administrators (C/TPAs), must now conduct queries through the Clearinghouse.
Queries include Full Queries for all prospective CDL holders, and Limited Queries annual for all currently employed drivers.
Though the Clearinghouse went live on Jan 6, 2020, many employers and drivers experienced issues registering or conducting queries. The FMCSA is reporting that those issues have been addressed. If you experienced issues and were unable to complete a query, the FMCSA instructs that you should retry completing those actions now to ensure compliance.
Employers must be registered prior to hiring a new driver, and before the annual queries can be completed. Only drivers seeking new employment must be registered.
The TruckRight Team