Per § 382.701, employers of CDL drivers must conduct a query of the Clearinghouse at least once per year for each CDL driver they employ. The annual query requirement is tracked on a rolling 12-month basis. The one-year time frame resets with each query conducted on a driver.

A limited query satisfies the annual query requirement. Employers must obtain a general consent from CDL drivers they employ before conducting limited queries in the Clearinghouse to view these drivers’ information (you can download a sample limited query consent form). 

You can log in to the Clearinghouse and conduct your annual queries today. To learn more, download the queries and consent requests factsheet.

July 9, 2020