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Hair Testing Moving Forward at J.B. Hunt

June 25, 2013

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More than 3,200 prospective drivers for J.B. Hunt have been kept from getting behind the wheel due to drug screening efforts that are more intense than what the federal government requires. The reason is hair testing for illegal drug use.

Now it’s possible that legislation could be introduced in Congress as soon as this year to require such screening of most all truckers.

Read more about this from Arkansas Business.

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  1. 1. garybary [ June 25, 2013 @ 11:46AM ]

    I'm sure it would be quite instructive to see the results of the same tests done to all the members of Congress and their staffs.

  2. 2. Clifford Downing [ June 26, 2013 @ 03:45AM ]

    And this testing shows the driver is actually impaired at the time, how? NOT! Only traditional urinalysis or blood work shows if the driver is impaired to operate a vehicle at the time of testing. This test does not show if, at any time in the past, the driver was impaired WHILE operating a vehicle. This is purely a nanny state measure to enforces some progressive vision of morality as opposed to catching those that would involve themselves in impaired driving. Regardless of ones moral take on this, it is no one's business what the person did with their off time, not behind the wheel of a vehicle, like during a 4 days weekend coming up next week on the 4th of July. Oh, 4th of July, something about that date. Oh yeah, something about Liberty and throwing off the shackles of tyrannical government. Guess we seemed to have forgotten about the busy bodies with us that, on one hand, will throw a fit when the government changes the HOS regulations, but then lobby the government for more restrictive regulations on the other. I had just enough psychology in college to be dangerous, but the folk's who advocate like this have issues that are way outside my paygrade to understand or do anything about. So, we live with a psychosis that will affect everyone eventually.

  3. 3. Clifford Downing [ June 26, 2013 @ 03:45AM ]

    And this testing shows the driver is actually impaired at the time, how? NOT! Only traditional urinalysis or blood work shows if the driver is impaired to operate a vehicle at the time of testing. This test does not show if, at any time in the past, the driver was impaired WHILE operating a vehicle. This is purely a nanny state measure to enforces some progressive vision of morality as opposed to catching those that would involve themselves in impaired driving. Regardless of ones moral take on this, it is no one's business what the person did with their off time, not behind the wheel of a vehicle, like during a 4 days weekend coming up next week on the 4th of July. Oh, 4th of July, something about that date. Oh yeah, something about Liberty and throwing off the shackles of tyrannical government. Guess we seemed to have forgotten about the busy bodies with us that, on one hand, will throw a fit when the government changes the HOS regulations, but then lobby the government for more restrictive regulations on the other. I had just enough psychology in college to be dangerous, but the folk's who advocate like this have issues that are way outside my paygrade to understand or do anything about. So, we live with a psychosis that will affect everyone eventually.

 

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