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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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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.

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.

CBD Oils May Result in DOT-Testing Violation

Use of THC is forbidden for a regulated driver, no matter the source. As a result, medical and recreational marijuana and some CBD oils, even if legal under state law, are federally banned.

Panel Explores Legalized Marijuana Impacts on Trucking Industry

Trucking is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to marijuana, between public opinion and increasingly liberal state laws on cannabis use on one hand, and a federal government that classifies marijuana as one of the most dangerous illegal drugs on the other.