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Are employers required to query the Clearinghouse or report drug and alcohol program violations for drivers who do not hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP)?

Guidance regarding Non CDL Holders

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Are employers required to query the Clearinghouse or report drug and alcohol program violations for drivers who do not hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP)?

Guidance: 

No. Only employers who employ drivers subject to the licensing requirements in 49 CFR Part 383 and the drug and alcohol testing requirements in 49 CFR Part 382 are required to query or report information in the Clearinghouse. However, employers of drivers not holding a CDL or CLP must still comply with the driver investigation requirements of § 391.23(e), which includes drug and alcohol violation history. See 49 CFR 382.103.

Regulatory Topic: Guidance regarding Non CDL Holders
Effective Date: Monday, July 22, 2019
Issued Date: Monday, July 22, 2019