My driver just got his CDL license what is needed for him to drive as a CDL?

Modified on Mon, 26 Jun, 2023 at 5:47 PM

If your driver has just obtained their CDL and you want them to drive as a CDL holder, there are a few steps you need to take:

DOT Drug Test: Ensure that your driver undergoes a DOT drug test. 

Complete Required Forms: Your driver must complete several forms, including a test consent form, a substance abuse history, a Clearinghouse release, and a new Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).  

The forms can be found here

Pre-Employment Query: Once registered on the Clearinghouse, your driver needs to complete a full pre-employment query. This query verifies their status in the Clearinghouse database and ensures there are no drug or alcohol violations on their record.

Instructions for creating an account with Clearinghouse

Obtain Proper Endorsements: Depending on the driving your driver will be doing, they may need additional endorsements on their CDL.

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