MTA has learned from NTTC that FMCSA is having ongoing technical issues with FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
The clearinghouse is currently experiencing connectivity problems due to high traffic volume. FMCSA is working to solve this issue, but the website will be inaccessible in the meantime.
For those in need of the clearinghouse's services, the Agency has stated:
"If you are an employer currently experiencing technical difficulties accessing the Clearinghouse and are unable to conduct required pre-employment queries, you may hire a driver using solely the procedures set forth in 49 CFR 391.23(e). Once FMCSA has determined and announced that users are able to access the Clearinghouse, pre-employment queries must also be conducted as required by section 382.701(a)."
We will share any further updates from FMCSA as we receive any