FMCSA will start charging carriers $1.25 for every driver they hire
Starting Jan. 6, 2020, carriers will be required to query the database for all driver hires, as well as once a year for existing drivers.- According to the article in overdriveonline.com and Overdrive Staff
Carriers will have to pay the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration $1.25 per query into the looming Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which will compile records of all drivers who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test.
Carriers, including small carriers who only employ a few drivers, can also buy query packages in bulk, to streamline the process. Though the bundles don’t cut costs — a bundle of 7,500 queries costs $9,375, for instance, and a bundle of 10 costs $12.50 — they don’t expire. The full bundle schedule can be seen at this link.
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Source and credits: overdriveonline.com / Overdrive Staff and Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker