Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota executed an emergency declaration that waives hours of service requirements in response to severe weather including record precipitation levels. The executive order waives hours of service requirements for propane and other petroleum fuels. The waiver is in effect for 30 days, from January 10, 2020 to February 8, 2020.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse website experienced technical issues on January 6, making it difficult for some motor carriers to register. FMCSA required employers of licensed commercial drivers to register with the Clearinghouse by January 6, 2020. Due to the high traffic and activity on the Clearinghouse website, some employers spent hours attempting to register; others were unable to complete registration.
Registration is open for the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). By January 6, 2020, FMCSA will require that employers of CDL drivers submit and review information about commercial drivers’ alcohol and drug violations.
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