John E. Dowd Jr. discusses new federal mandateNext week,  a new federal mandate will kick in, designed to prevent tragedies like the one in New Hampshire when a West Springfield truck driver crashed into a group of motorcyclists, killing seven of them.

Starting January 6, 2020, the Federal Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will require employers and drivers to register in its new, federally mandated online database.

In this interview with James Villalobos at Western Mass News, John E. Dowd Jr. explains the purpose of the clearinghouse, and the significant role it can play in preventing future accidents.