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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 24, 2019)

J. J. Keller Helps Fleets Comply with New DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

Neenah, WI -The DOT recently announced its new Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule, and to help fleets comply with all of the requirements, J.J. Keller will manage these tasks as part of their drug and alcohol and driver qualification services.

“Beginning January 6, 2020, fleets will be required to query the DOT’s new Clearinghouse database to identify CDL drivers who are prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle due to drug and alcohol violations,” said Kathy Close, transport safety editor at J.J. Keller. “This must be done for each new driver hire, and annually for existing drivers. Fleets will also be required to report certain DOT drug and alcohol violations to the Clearinghouse database when they occur, and update their company policy to include the fact that these violations will be reported.”

J.J. Keller’s DOT Drug & Alcohol Program Management Service will be able to manage these tasks on a fleet’s behalf, in addition to managing all of their testing program requirements.

J.J.Keller’s Driver Qualification File Management Service will also be able to manage these tasks (with the exception of reporting of drug and alcohol violations to the Clearinghouse database), in addition to managing a fleet’s DOT driver documents.

“We’re hearing a lot of questions from fleets wondering how to comply with this rule,” Close added. “Because of our level of expertise in handling regulatory requirements like these, our clients will be able to rest assured they’re compliant, allowing them to stay focused on their business.”

To learn more about the DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, J.J. Keller is hosting a free educational webcast on Thursday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. CST. Visit to register. The company is also offering a free Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Compliance Brief at, which includes a checklist to help fleets prepare for the rule.

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, the company has grown to over 1,400 associates serving more than 600,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000® companies. With subject-matter expertise spanning a multitude of industries and regulatory agencies, the company offers consulting and managed services for fleet and transportation, workplace safety and environmental, and human resources. In addition to these professional services, J. J. Keller also offers electronic logging devices, training, online management tools, publications, and forms and supplies. For more information on how to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, visit

For more information, contact:

  • Susan Baranczyk, Corporate Communications
  • J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
  • 1-920-680-5797
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