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Projected Speed Limiter Publication Date Delayed Again, CDL Clearinghouse Set To Publish In August

Projected speed limiter publication date delayed again, CDL clearinghouse set to publish in August

The publication date of the Final Rule for the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is still on track for Aug. 29, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly regulatory update, published this week.

The rulemaking was sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget on May 18. It will require carriers to report failed drug tests and test refusals of CDL holders to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Owner-operators must also report to FMCSA the consortium or third-party drug test administrator it uses and authorize it to submit information on any of its drivers, including themselves, to the database. More on the Clearinghouse rule can be seen here.

More than a year after being sent to the OMB, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to mandate speed limiters on trucks is still hung up, and its projected publication date has once again been pushed back. The DOT, in its report, now projects the rule to be published by the end of summer 2016. The previous projection was for it to publish by the end of spring.

A central database would be created under the rule for verified positive controlled substances and alcohol test results for CDL holders, and for refusals by … read more at


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