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Drugged Driving

Trucking Under the Influence

Trucking Under the Influence is an investigative series by Heavy Duty Trucking examining the impact of illegal drug use by drivers amid current trends of marijuana legalization, opioid addiction, a rise in cocaine use, and changes in driver drug-testing regulations and technology.

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

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.

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.

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.”

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