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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.

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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.

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.

New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American Trucking Associations has endorsed a new set of policies to address the issues.