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Drugged Driving

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.

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New $2.3 Million Grant Program Aims to Reduce Drugged Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police recently launched a new program that will provide $2.3 million in funding for state and local agencies to offer Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement and Drug Recognition to law enforcement officers, judges and prosecutors.

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.