WASHINGTON — A new rule opens more windows to disclosure of information about CDL holders who violate drug and alcohol regulations.
It adopts in total an Interim Final Rule authorizing employers to disclose to state commercial driver licensing (CDL) authorities the drug and alcohol violations of employees who hold CDLs and operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), when a state law requires such reporting.
This rule also permits third-party administrators (TPAs) to provide the same information to state CDL licensing authorities where state law requires the TPAs to do so for owner-operator CMV drivers with CDLs. Therefore, it represents no change to our current regulations.
The rule was effective Feb. 25.
The rule may be viewed here.
Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at email@example.com.