DOT Clearinghouse Support in Bakersfield

The drug and alcohol clearinghouse established by the Department of Transportation (DOT) is a crucial support system for keeping our roads safe. This database holds drug testing results and test refusals from CDL drivers, merited from federally regulated drug tests, providing employers easy access to this important information. Utilizing the resources provided by the drug and alcohol clearinghouse increases drug screening accuracy and helps maintain compliance with DOT drug testing regulations, ensuring that only safe and sober CDL operators appear on America's highways.

Who has to use the Clearinghouse?

Companies that employ drivers of commercial vehicles over 26,001 lbs., carrying 16+ passengers, or transporting hazardous materials are required to use the Clearinghouse. This includes:

  • Interstate and intrastate motor carriers, including passenger carriers
  • School bus drivers
  • Construction equipment operators
  • Limousine drivers
  • Municipal vehicle drivers

What information does the DOT drug and alcohol Clearinghouse contain?

The Clearinghouse contains records of violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions. This includes any positive drug or alcohol test results and any test refusals.

DOT Regulations & Requirements

There are several requirements for companies that need to comply with DOT regulations. ARCpoint Labs of Bakersfield can be your support to both help you prepare and manage the Clearinghouse.

Additional resources we can provide you with today:

  • One-on-one consultation and assistance via phone or in person
  • ARCpoint Labs DOT employer flyer
  • Registration guide for employers and drivers
  • Clearinghouse query plans information
  • Queries and consent requests
  • Driver consent form for annual limited query
  • Documentation form of employer-determined refusal
  • FMCSA Clearinghouse access confidentiality agreement and acknowledgment

Our network of Drug, Alcohol, and DOT industry experts can help you prepare for the Clearinghouse and assist you in managing. We can offer support over the phone or in person. Call (661) 724-4346 or contact us online.

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While not always required by DOT regulations, on-site and after-hours testing can provide additional safety and convenience for employers.

ARCpoint Labs–certified collectors can come to your facility, saving you time, reducing downtime, and providing you peace of mind when random, for-cause, or post-accident testing is required. Our staff adheres strictly to all federal guidelines, even when on-site—including appropriate random selection, strict chain-of-custody protocols and accurate collection procedures for both urine drug collections and breath alcohol tests.

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DNA, alcohol, and drug testing is often required by courts and legal entities, and the results can significantly impact the outcomes of cases. ARCpoint Labs is the partner they can trust. All of our employees are trained in the proper protocols and procedures for legally admissible collections, including a strict chain-of-custody procedure. Whether you’re an attorney, judge, social worker, or another individual looking for court-admissible results, we will provide the accuracy and reliability you need.

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Physicians’ time with their patients is limited, but the demands on their time is not. That’s why ARCpoint Labs has partnered with the largest CLIA-certified reference labs throughout the United States. We also have relationships with specialized labs that provide services not offered by larger labs. We’ll deliver all the results physicians need in one place so that they can focus on their patients.