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Drug Testing

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence series on drugs and the trucking industry.

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Some Sober Advice on the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's prep work for the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse includes amassing an impressive amount of informational guidance online that can be accessed at a dedicated website. Commentary by Executive Editor David Cullen.

18 Wheelers and Weed

The stigma around recreational Marijuana usage is increasingly fading away and it is even being touted for its medicinal uses. How will a safety-focused trucking industry deal with this new cultural norm? Part 2 of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence series.

Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”

Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Amid national trends such as the rapid rise of marijuana legalization and a continuing opioid abuse crisis, trucking faces some disturbing trends of its own. Part one of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

Commentary: Drug Testing Clearinghouse – It's About Time

A drug testing clearinghouse that prevents drivers who test positive for drugs from simply moving to a different fleet looks to be coming in 2020. And it's none too soon for a problem that seems to be getting worse, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

The Hazards of Hauling Hemp

The 2018 Farm Bill allows the transportation of industrial-grade hemp across state lines. The problem is that some states still consider hemp to be a controlled substance, as one unlucky trucker found out.