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    The new Drug & Alcohol clearinghouse has reported 8000 violations to date.
    So far, around 650,000 registrants have submitted their information and complied with the law.

    FMCSA: 8000 violations discovered in first few weeks of federal drug & alcohol database
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that their new online drug and alcohol database has identified thousands of violations in the first few weeks of operation.
    On February 21, FMCSA released a statement highlighting the data collected since the FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse rule went into effect on January 6, 2020.
    FMCSA says that almost 8000 positive substance abuse tests have been detected and identified in the first few weeks of operation of the Clearinghouse.
    According to FMCSA, there are currently approximately 650,000 Clearinghouse registrants.
    Those who are required to register with the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse include drivers who respond to employer consent requests or would like to view their clearinghouse record when applying for a job, substance abuse professionals, and employers of CDL or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) workers.
    While truck drivers were not required to immediately register with the Clearinghouse by the January 6 deadline, they must be registered in order to respond to an employer’s request for consent prior to a pre-employment query or other full query being conducted.
    How to register and more information is available by following the link: https://cdllife.com/2020/fmcsa-8000-...ohol-database/

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    Dropping this information here instead of making a separate thread. We already have plenty of UPS threads, and this is part of a FMCSA issue.

    UPS seeks exemption for training on double trailers
    UPS claims that its “hire from within culture” is clashing with federal driver training regulations so the package delivery giant is pleading its case – once again – to regulators.
    In a letter sent to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on January 23, UPS [NSYE: UPS] has asked for a renewable five-year exemption so that the company can provide behind-the-wheel, on-road skills training to commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders pulling twin 28-foot trailers (doubles) during their initial training.
    The exemption, which would affect approximately 1,000 driver trainees per year, would allow UPS to work around current federal regulations that prohibits drivers from operating a commercial vehicle if the driver does not have a CLP or commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the proper class or endorsements. Current regulations do not permit a double/triple trailers endorsement on CLPs.
    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/up...ouble-trailers

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    While this article is not directly from FMCSA, it does contain the letter written by the FMCSA acting administrator concerning keeping truck stops open during the emergency.

    FMCSA to truck stops: ‘Remain open 24 hours’
    In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has demanded that truck stops stay open to serve the men and women of the trucking industry who are keeping the nation functioning.
    In a March 17 letter to the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO), FMCSA acting administrator Jim Mullen wrote:

    “As the Nation comes to grips with the realities of COVID-19, I am writing to let you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recognizes the integral role that travel centers and truck stops play in the Nation’s supply chain. All of your members must heed CDC guidelines and follow state and local restrictions. In the coming weeks and months, it will be critical that these businesses remain open, 24 hours per day, providing America’s truck drivers with fuel, food, showers, repair services, and opportunities to rest. The continuing operation of America’s truck stops will enable truck drivers to confidently transport essential goods, such as food and medical supplies, throughout the country.
    https://cdllife.com/2020/fmcsa-to-tr...open-24-hours/

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    FMCSA has issued a waiver for expiring licenses and medical cards though June 30.

    FMCSA issues waiver for expiring licenses and medical cards
    Drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) and medical cards that have expired or will expire after March 1 will be granted relief from getting them renewed through June 30.
    The waiver issued Tuesday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which also applies to commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and non-CDL commercial drivers, is in response to driver licensing agencies that have been forced to shut down by state authorities as well as social distancing measures, leading agency employees to stay home from work.
    The waiver is also meant to address the limited resources available at medical facilities, where capacity is under increasing pressure in responding to the coronavirus crisis.
    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/fm...-medical-cards

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    An important link to the FMCSA web site.
    It contains new information concerning the coronavirus.
    It also contains the national emergency declaration, answers about your CDL and even guidance of drug and alcohol testing.

    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/COVID-19

 

 
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