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In the future, will we decide that someone can use cannabis and still be a safe, desirable driver for the trucking industry? The answer is complicated, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says in her latest editorial commentary.

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ATRI Sets Research Agenda for 2021

The American Transportation Research Institute’s board has approved their top research priorities for the year, including topics that examine workforce, infrastructure, legal and operational issues.

What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

A bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level has passed the House – although it has virtually no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill also would allow marijuana to remain on the list of disqualifying substances for safety-sensitive transportation workers such as truck drivers.

Data on Marijuana and Impaired Driving Limited

With an ever-increasing number of states legalizing marijuana, the trucking industry has little data on how marijuana affects drivers, according to Darrin Grondel, vice president of traffic safety and government relations at the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

FMCSA: No Word on When Trucking Will See Hours-of-Service Changes

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official points out that the agency's ongoing effort to revise the hours-of-service rule is still in the works, with the goal being "to provide some flexibility" to the key regulation affecting commercial truck drivers in the U.S.

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.

Testing Positive for Marijuana: One Driver's Story

What happens to a commercial driver who tests positive for marijuana? A DOT-mandated return-to-duty process is the only hope they have of keeping their career. Here's one driver's first-person story.

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