How can a Company Detect a Past Failed Drug Screen?
Up and till now a trucking company must obtain a signed release authorizing them to check the background out on any possible new employees. The trucking company must attempt to check out all past employers in the most recent 36 months. The trucking company must have 3 documented attempts to inquire with past carriers any accident information, experience, job duties and all drug and alcohol results. In most cases a trucking company has provided all the failures and a particular driver was detected. Some have slipped by if a trucking company does not report to Hire-rite or DAC. These reporting services are used by the majority of all trucking companies but again there are a percentage of carriers that do not report to DAC and therefore some drug using drivers have flew below the radar.
Trucking News Drivers SAP and more. Some truckers have been able to go unnoticed in the industry for years because not everyone uses DAC. But there is a new Sheriff in town and his name is “Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse”. Thats right come this October is early registration for this new program. All commercial driver must have registered in it when they go to switch jobs. When you go to apply with a new carrier they will check to see if you are registered, if not you will need to do so before you are hired anywhere as a commercial driver. This is DOT’s way of catching even more offenders that are driving intoxicated. You will now be registered in the clearinghouse data base and all carriers including the mom and pops with be obligated to upload you failure. TalkCDL is not sure but we are thinking that the DOT drug lab will also be obligated to report your drug failure in this DATA base. Its kind of like a sex offenders list for Drug and alcohol abusers in the industry.