Drugged Driving

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December 4, 2017

Canadian Trucking Alliance Wants More Accountability for Medicinal Pot

In a letter, the Canadian Trucking Alliance told Health Canada, the country’s national system of healthcare, that it should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job.

November 10, 2017

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

July 10, 2017

Report Warns States About Marijuana Legalization

A new government report explores the downstream effects of state laws legalizing marijuana use and offers advice to states likely to change their laws in the future.

June 26, 2017

Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

April 7, 2017

Drug-Fueled Refuse Truck Driver Goes on Wrong-Way Rampage

A Kentucky-licensed truck driver arrested for driving the wrong way on a highway to avoid police while on drugs was declared an imminent hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

March 21, 2017

Driver Admits to Drug Use A Month Before Causing Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Christopher Speyrer an imminent hazard for instances of drug use and an alcohol-related accident.

October 5, 2016

Fatigue, Drug Use Blamed in Truck Crash That Killed 6

The NTSB determined that a fatigued and meth-impaired truck driver slow down for traffic in a Tennessee work zone, starting a multi-vehicle crash that killed six people and injured four.

May 9, 2016

Jury Awards $22.7M for Fatal Fleet Crash

A Cook County, Ill., jury ruled against a food refrigeration company and its former fleet driver who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time of a 2012 accident.

June 15, 2015

What Do Marijuana Laws Mean for Fleet Safety Policy?

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, set for July 13-15, includes a session examining what impact state marijuana laws should have on fleet safety policies.

March 31, 2015

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Drugged Driving

The FMCSA declared driver Robert Lee Turner an imminent hazard after he struck an officer at the Port of Savannah and was subsequently charged with driving while under the influence.

February 9, 2015

Drugged Driving on the Rise, NHTSA Says

Despite a drop in drunk driving, new NHTSA research finds that growing use of marijuana and prescription drugs is raising new safety concerns.

January 14, 2014

Drivers Risk Losing Their CDL for Synthetic Marijuana Use

Truck drivers who use synthetic marijuana or are caught possessing it risk losing their Commercial Drivers License for one at least one year.

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