Ask DISA. Get Answers!

Are you an employer with a question about employee DOT Requirements?
Our team of industry-leading experts is here to answer your questions!

Ask A Question

Most recent DOT Compliance Questions

Who reports violations to the Clearinghouse?

Employers and Medical Review Officers (MROs) are both required to report drug and alcohol program violations in the Clearinghouse per § 382.705. Employers can hire a consortium/third-party administrat...

Category: DOT Compliance

Who is exempt from the FMCSA Clearinghouse?

According to the FMCSA, “Drivers who perform only FTA-regulated safety-sensitive functions are exempt from Part 382, including the Clearinghouse requirements, as are their employers. These drivers and...

Category: DOT Compliance

Do all trucking companies use Clearinghouse?

The Clearinghouse is required for all Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) drivers operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) on public roads, as well as for their employers and service agents. Examples ...

Category: DOT Compliance

What is the FMCSA Clearinghouse for?

The FMCSA established the Clearinghouse rule to require mandatory use of the Clearinghouse for employers to report and collect information about a driver’s drug and alcohol history and violations. The...

Category: DOT Compliance

What is FMCSA compliance?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds motor carriers and drivers responsible for meeting safety standards and regulations. Carriers can find their data stored on FMCSA’s Safety Measure...

Category: DOT Compliance

What is considered actual knowledge of a Clearinghouse violation?

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 §...

Category: DOT Compliance

What is an MVR?

 A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) pulls information regarding a driver’s history from a state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This is part of the background check process for those who work in the t...

Category: DOT Compliance

How often am I required to pull an MVR on my CDL drivers?

Under FMCSA regulations, an employer must request a pre-hire MVR in all states where a CDL license was held within the previous 3-year period, and then annually as part of the employee’s annual review...

Category: DOT Compliance