Free Webinar: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act Clearinghouse

Dec. 16 — 12-1 p.m.


What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act and the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

Driving for a city is serious business. Because of this, cities need to ensure anyone operating a vehicle on behalf of the city is doing so responsibly. Starting January 6, 2020, you will be able to use the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a new tool to identify drivers who are prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle based on U.S. Department of Transportation drug and alcohol program violations.

An act of Congress established the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) and the Clearinghouse — a secure online database that gives you real-time information about commercial driver’s license and commercial learner’s permit holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. As an employer, your city will be able to identify drivers who commit a drug or alcohol program violation, even if the violation occurred while the driver was working for a different employer or the driver failed to inform your city.

Is your city prepared for the new FMCSA CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

With this new tool comes new expectations for your city. During this free webinar, Mark Girouard from Nilan Johnson Lewis will take you through the key components of the Clearinghouse, helping you understand what your city will need to do to use and submit information.

Take part in this online session to:

  • Become familiar with the information available on the Clearinghouse, and find out what you can do now so your city can be ready when the Clearinghouse is operational this January.
  • Understand what your city needs to do to access information.
  • Learn how you can submit information and conduct Clearinghouse queries needed for applicants and incumbent drivers.
  • Analyze what the Clearinghouse means for your existing FMCSA drug and alcohol policies.
  • Ask questions about the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (please submit them in advance to

Want more information on the Clearinghouse? Check out these resources:

Mark Girouard, Shareholder & Chair, Labor & Employment, Nilan Johnson Lewis
Mark represents employers in single-plaintiff cases, private class actions, and litigation against the EEOC and other government agencies, including defending numerous nationwide discrimination and wage-and-hour class and collective actions. Find out more about Mark Girouard. You can learn more about Nilan Johnson Lewis by following @NJLlaw on Twitter.

Joyce Hottinger, Assistant Human Resources Director, League of Minnesota Cities

Who should attend: City administrators, clerks, human resources managers & staff, public works directors

Fee: Free

Date/Time: Dec. 16 — 12-1 p.m.
A recording of the webinar will be available by Dec. 18.

You will be participating via the internet using GoToWebinar. An email confirmation with instructions to join the session will be sent after registration is completed.