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What is considered actual knowledge of a violation?

Guidance on employer and C/TPA responsibility for reporting actual knowledge violations to the Clearinghouse

Question

What is considered actual knowledge of a violation?

Guidance

Employers who have actual knowledge that a driver has used alcohol or controlled substances in violation of subpart B of Part 382 must report such violations to the Clearinghouse, in accordance with § 382.705(b)(4). Service agents, such as a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA), acting on the employer’s behalf may also report actual knowledge violations, as long as they comply with the reporting requirements in § 382.705(b)(4). Actual knowledge, as defined in § 382.107, is based on the employer’s direct observation of the employee, information provided by the driver’s previous employer(s), a traffic citation for driving a CMV while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, or an employee’s admission of alcohol or controlled substances use, except as provided in § 382.121.

Regulatory Topic: Guidance on employer and C/TPA responsibility for reporting actual knowledge violations to the Clearinghouse
Published Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Issued Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020