FMCSA Updates SMS Website

FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the Aug. 28, 2020 results. Complete SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. To log in, you will be asked to enter your USDOT Number and FMCSA-issued PIN. (Misplaced your PIN? If you are a registered motor carrier you can request your PIN from FMCSA, to be delivered via email or mail.)

Have You Conducted Your Annual Queries in the Clearinghouse Yet?

Per § 382.701, employers of CDL drivers must conduct a query of the Clearinghouse at least once per year for each CDL driver they employ. The annual query requirement is tracked on a rolling 12-month basis. The one-year time frame resets with each query conducted on a driver.

A limited query satisfies the annual query requirement. Employers must obtain a general consent from CDL drivers they employ before conducting limited queries in the Clearinghouse to view these drivers’ information (you can download a sample limited query consent form).

Be sure to register for the Clearinghouse and conduct your annual queries today. To learn more, download the queries and consent requests factsheet.