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When must current and prospective employers conduct a query of a CDL driver’s information in the Clearinghouse?

Guidance on When to Conduct Clearinghouse Queries

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When must current and prospective employers conduct a query of a CDL driver’s information in the Clearinghouse?

Guidance: 

An employer must conduct a pre-employment query for a prospective employee in the Clearinghouse prior to hiring the employee for a position requiring him or her to perform safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). See 49 CFR 382.701(a). The employer must also query the Clearinghouse annually for all currently employed CDL drivers. See 49 CFR 382.701(b).

Regulatory Topic: Guidance on When to Conduct Clearinghouse Queries
Effective Date: Monday, July 22, 2019
Issued Date: Monday, July 22, 2019