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FMCSA Updates SMS Website, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Registration for Student Drivers

September 15, 2021

FMCSA Updates SMS Website

FMCSA has updated the SMS Website with the August 27, 2021 results. Complete SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS Website.

With this snapshot, FMCSA has aligned SMS with the latest changes to violations recorded as part of the roadside inspection program. Changes include:

  • Adding False Log violation 395.8E1PC to the HOS Compliance BASIC
  • Removing General Driver Qualification violation 177.816 from the Driver Fitness BASIC

More details on these violation changes are available in version 3.12 of the SMS Methodology.

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Registration for Student Drivers

FMCSA has updated the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse registration process to clarify how student drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP) will register.

  • Student drivers who are employed by a motor carrier must register as a driver (download instructions).
  • Student drivers in a training program that is not affiliated with or operated by a motor carrier must register as a student driver (download instructions). This allows these individuals to designate a consortium/third-party administration (C/TPA), which is required to fulfill their drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Employers of CDL holders are also reminded that they are required to register in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, and to conduct queries on CDL holders they currently employ or are considering hiring. Use the interactive Employer Registration Guide to determine which registration path you will follow, download step-by-step instructions, and register today.

August 10, 2021

FMCSA Updates SMS Website

October 08, 2021

FMCSA Updates SMS Website