If an employer has not yet conducted queries in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse on any CDL drivers they currently employ, time is running out. The deadline to meet the annual query requirement (per § 382.701) is Jan. 5, 2021.
This annual query requirement is tracked on a rolling 12-month basis. For instance, if an employer conducts a query of a CDL driver on Oct. 9, 2020, the employer will not need to query that driver again until Oct. 9, 2021.
Employers must purchase a query plan to ensure they, and their designated consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs), can conduct queries on prospective and current drivers. Learn more about query plans.