Well over 100,000 truck drivers, many right here in Texas, may soon lose their licenses to drive.

Almost 200,000 professional truck drivers face losing their Commercial Driver Licenses, (CDL's) as early as November if they don't act before new policies kick in in November

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) has many rules regarding drug & alcohol use in place and they could lead to a driver losing the required CDL even if they haven't violated any of the policies lately.

According to the latest FMCSA report, 163,318 CDL and CLP holders are listed as “prohibited” in the agencies database of drivers who have fallen on the wrong side of the FMCSA's drug and alcohol tests.

Many drivers placed on "prohibited" status have yet to complete the process required to be reinstated. Those that have not completed all the required steps by November 18th, 2024 will lose their CDL completely.

“As established in the first Clearinghouse Final Rule, drivers with a “prohibited” Clearinghouse status are prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on public roads. The second Clearinghouse final rule (Clearinghouse-II) further supports this by ensuring that drivers with a “prohibited” Clearinghouse status do not continue to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP),” the FMCSA says. - cdllife.com

The rule is meant to give employers and law enforcement real-time access to a driver’s drug and alcohol violation records (including positive substance use tests and test refusals), and the FMCSA, CMV employers, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and law enforcement officials all have complete access to information in the Clearinghouse. - cdllife.com

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