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).
FMCSA Updates SMS Website
FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the July 31, 2020 results. Complete SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. If you are a motor carrier and do not have login credentials, please click here for more information on how to obtain your PIN.