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Final HOS Rule Goes to White House for Review

The final hours-of-service rule has gone to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, according to Jim Mullen, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Truck Driver Drug Testing, Electric Trucks Featured in HDT Podcast

The new podcast from Heavy Duty Trucking’s editorial team, HDT Talks Trucking, delves into two hot issues in episodes three and four of its debut season: drug testing of truck drivers, and digging into some of the practical concerns of how carriers can add electric trucks to their fleets.

6 Things You Need to Know About the New Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is finally rolling out this month. This electronic database will track commercial driver’s license holders who have tested positive for prohibited drug or alcohol use, as well as refusals to take required drug tests, and other drug and alcohol violations.

HDT's Top 10 Articles of 2019

The subjects of our Top 10 Articles for the year range from the whys and wherefores of complying with new safety regulations, especially the ELD mandate, to what strategies to deploy to curb the driver shortage. Other standout topics include the impact of liberalized marijuana laws on trucking and a look at why there have been so many high-profile fleet closures.

CBD Use Cost This Truck Driver His Job

A long time hazmat truck driver was using CBD oil for pain management and thought that it contained no THC. But when he tested positive for high levels of THC in his next drug test, he lost his job of 10 years.

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

DOT-Required urine testing has known shortcomings but in an industry faced with difficulty finding and keeping qualified drivers, some worry that stricter drug-testing protocols will only make the situation worse. Part 4 of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

Register Soon for the Fleet Safety Conference

Registration is still open for the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference, an industry event for the most critical, relevant and up to date information on limiting liability, minimizing accident management expenses, and improving the overall safety of your fleet.