November Newsletter

December 05, 2019
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Crash Preventability Determination Program

After 18 months of evaluating the preventability of 8 categories of crashes through submissions of Requests for Data Review, FMCSA proposes to modify the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to remove crashes found to be not preventable from the prioritization algorithm and noting the not preventable determinations in the Pre-Employment Screening Program. Click here to read more.

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse- Mandatory Compliance Date Jan 6th

Effective January 4, 2017, the FMCSA established requirements for the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), a database under the Agency’s administration that will contain information about violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program for the holders of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). This rule is mandated by the Agency’s MAP Act.

Beginning January 6, 2020, the Clearinghouse rule requires FMCSA-regulated employers, Medical Review Officers, Substance Abuse Professionals, consortia/third party administrators (C/TPAs), and other service agents to report to the Clearinghouse information related to violations of the drug and alcohol regulations. Click here to read more on the implementation of the Clearinghouse.

Violation of the Cooperation Clause in Your Policy Only Hurts You

Late reporting of accidents is a growing problem that can reduce your claims handlers’ ability to reduce your exposure and/or clear you of any liability and wrong-doing. In a growing number of cases, we have been receiving notices of claims from the claimants months after the incident without any prior notice from our insureds. Click here for more on the Cooperation Clause.