DOT Announces new Custody and Control Form
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a new Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF). This form tracks the handling of a drug test specimen, from the time it is collected until the test result is available. Motor carriers use this form to order drug tests for current or prospective CDL driver employees. The new CCF lists CDL number and State of issuance as donor identification information that can be collected.
New Clearinghouse feature: Notifications
On October 5, 2020, the FMCSA CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse was updated to include a new feature: in addition to the emails they receive today, drivers, employers, consortium/third-party administrators (C/TPAs), and substance abuse professionals (SAPs) will now see notifications when there is activity for their attention, as summarized below. These Clearinghouse users can also change their settings to customize how they receive these notifications.
SAP and MRO Qualifications Reminder
To remain eligible to fulfill their role in the DOT drug and alcohol testing program, SAPs and MROs must continue to meet the requirements established in 49 CFR part 40 (§ 40.121 for MROs, § 40.281 for SAPs). The Clearinghouse has been updated with a reminder about this continuing obligation, and FMCSA will send email reminders to MROs and SAPs periodically about this requirement.
Motor carriers are able to link their Clearinghouse accounts with their FMCSA Portal accounts. To do this, they must be able to log in to their Portal account. Any users experiencing trouble with their Portal account can request assistance using the contact information below:
FMCSA Portal Registration Call Center
Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ET
Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse questions to 844-955-0207, or the Clearinghouse Help form in the Contact page.