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A Failed Drug Test Doesn't Have to be the End of the Road for Truck Drivers
Study: Major Split Between Truck Driver Urinalysis and Hair-Testing for Drugs
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

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.

November 10, 2017

Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing

Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. “Trucking Alliance”) has submitted a set of comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to support a petition calling for motor carriers to be exempt from having to use urinalysis to test for drug use by CDL driver applicants.

February 17, 2017

FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The rule goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020.

December 2, 2016

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers.

October 28, 2016

FMCSA Halving Random Drug-Test Threshold

FMCSA Halving Random Drug-Test Threshold

FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the 2016 calendar year, effective Jan. 1.

December 21, 2015

NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations

November 18, 2015

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