Clearinghouse Question

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Tommy C.'s Comment
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Hello everyone and Happy New Year,

Can anyone explain this clearinghouse drug deal?? I guess i have been living under a rock and was told today, this is the last day to register. I didnt even know we were supposed to register. Any information wood be of great help. Thanks

Mini Me's Comment
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Just go to fmsca clearinghouse and register. It'll take about 10 minutes and you'll be squared away. It's mandatory

It's basically a register of all cdl holders drug and alcohol violations. Companies as well as law enforcement can access it to make sure you're legal to drive.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm curious about this as well. My employer hasn't mentioned it, and a news story I seen on here made it sound like you don't need to register until you decide to switch carriers. At that point you will need to sign up/log in to authorize the potential employer to get the report.

Tommy C.'s Comment
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OK Thanks. I will do that. Wasnt sure if it is just another price grab for something i will rarely ever use. LIKE MY TWIC.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PackRat's Comment
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I'm curious about this as well. My employer hasn't mentioned it, and a news story I seen on here made it sound like you don't need to register until you decide to switch carriers. At that point you will need to sign up/log in to authorize the potential employer to get the report.

That is my understanding as well. However, everyone may need to switch companies at some point, so if it's done now, one will not need to worry about it later.

Until that website with all kinds of personal data gets hacked!

Mini Me's Comment
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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Prime had me sign a paper a couple months ago. that was it. People in orientation yesterday were directed to the website. They want then registered so the drug test info can be applied. im guessing it will.be a permanent part of all future orientations.

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