FMCSA DOT Clearinghouse


The FMCSA Clearinghouse database helps keep roads safer for all drivers by identifying, in real time, drivers prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to a drug and alcohol program violation.

DOT Drug Screening

MVRcheck provides affordable, rapid, compliant and efficient employee DOT Drug Screening Services for companies seeking faster hiring transactions and web-based solutions. Our system provides companies with drug test results nationwide through our quest, labcorp and alere network of over 15,000 clinics. We provide on-demand drug testing services and random testing services. is registered as a TPA (Third Party Administrator) in the Clearinghouse.

MVRcheck allows you to view and manage all aspects of your DOT program online, from your desktop, 24/7. Even better, our secure, confidential web-based program ensures you meet all DOT requirements because we’ve built compliance components directly into our system.

Clearinghouse Requirements:

✔ Record information about a violation of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by a CDL driver.
✔ Query the Clearinghouse for drug and alcohol program violation information.
✔ Consent to an employer’s request to view your Clearinghouse record or review your own driver record.


All employers of CDL drivers must purchase a query plan in the Clearinghouse. This query plan enables employers, and their consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs), to conduct queries of driver Clearinghouse records. Registered employers must log into their Clearinghouse accounts to purchase their query plan. Query plans may be purchased from the FMCSA Clearinghouse only.

A query is an electronic check in the Clearinghouse, conducted by an employer or their designated C/TPA, to determine if current or prospective employees are prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to unresolved drug and alcohol program violations.

DOT Clearinghouse Query Plan

There are two types of queries, limited queries (which satisfy the annual query requirement) and full queries (which include all pre-employment queries). All queries require driver consent; the type of consent depends on the query type.

✔ Employers are charged a fee for conducting queries in the Clearinghouse.
✔ Employers must purchase a query plan to ensure they and their designated C/TPAs can conduct queries.
✔ The query bundle you purchase will depend on the number of queries you will need to conduct.
✔ Select a query bundle large enough to cover the amount of drivers you currently employ.

NOTE: Working with a C/TPA to manage a drug and alcohol testing program is a requirement of all owner-operators (employers who employ themselves as CDL drivers, typically a single-driver operation). MVRcheck can provide this service for you.

DOT Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse requires employers conduct queries:

✔ As part of any pre-employment driver investigation.
✔ At least annually for every CDL driver currently employed.

Note: Violation information is retained for 5yrs in the Clearinghouse (or until the follow-up testing plan is successfully completed)

What does a TPA do?

✔Reporting drug and alcohol violations to the Clearinghouse

✔Reporting negative return to duty results and updates when a driver completes their follow-up testing plan

✔Performs a pre-employment Clearinghouse query for each new hire

✔Performs an annual Clearinghouse query on all current drivers

How do we get Started?

(1) Register an Account in the Clearinghouse.
(2) Purchase a Query Plan in the Clearinghouse.
(3) Setup an MVRcheck Account
(4) Already have an MVRcheck Account? – Enroll below for the Random Program.
 DOT Urine Drug Test: $69.95
 DOT Alcohol Breath Test: $59.95
FMCSA Random Testing Rules (Minimum):   50 percent – urine | 10 percent – alcohol testing.
(5) Designate as your TPA via your Clearinghouse Account.


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