Annual Clearinghouse Limited Queries for all existing CDL drivers hired prior to January 6, 2020, must be completed by December 31, 2020.  Click on the logo to go to the Clearinghouse.

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Drivers that have had a pre-employment full query are not included in the limited query.  All other  CDL drivers MUST HAVE AN ANNUAL LIMITED QUERY. 

Is the annual requirement for employee queries based upon the calendar year or by hire date?

Employees must be queried at least once within a 365-day period based on their hire date, or another 12-month period determined by the employer, as long as the requirements of § 382.701(b) are met.

When must current and prospective employers conduct a query of a CDL driver’s information in the Clearinghouse?

An employer must conduct a pre-employment query for a prospective employee in the Clearinghouse prior to hiring the employee for a position requiring him or her to perform safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The employer must also query the Clearinghouse annually for all currently employed CDL drivers.