Clearinghouse Return-to-Duty Process for CDL Drivers
A driver with a drug and alcohol program violation is prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, including operating commercial motor vehicles, for any DOT-regulated employer until the driver has completed the return-to-duty (RTD) process established in 49 CFR part 40.
Beginning November 18, 2024, as part of new Federal regulations, drivers with a “prohibited” status in FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will be denied or lose their State-issued commercial driving privileges. FMCSA recently added a new visor card resource to the Clearinghouse Learning Center that outlines the RTD process that drivers with a “prohibited” Clearinghouse status must complete so they can get their status back to “not prohibited.” You can download this new resource below. The visor card, as well as additional materials with more details on the RTD process, are also available in the Clearinghouse Learning Center.