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Are CDL drivers required to register for the Clearinghouse?

Guidance on Clearinghouse registration requirements for drivers

Q&A

Are CDL drivers required to register for the Clearinghouse?

Guidance: 

Drivers are not required to register for the Clearinghouse. However, a driver will need to be registered to provide electronic consent in the Clearinghouse if a prospective or current employer needs to conduct a full query of the driver’s Clearinghouse record—this includes all pre-employment queries. See 49 CFR 382.703(d).

A driver must also be registered to electronically view the information in his or her own Clearinghouse record. See 49 CFR 382.709.

Registered drivers will have their Clearinghouse accounts and contact preferences set up, allowing them to quickly respond to query requests from employers. Registration is available at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register.

Regulatory Topic: Guidance on Clearinghouse registration requirements for drivers
Published Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Issued Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019