31 Jul

Fleets make the case for hair tests to screen truck drivers

ACTON, Ma. — Fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial truck drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about. In a July 29 webinar from Psychemedics, which is a major […]

23 Jul

Hair testing for drugs would ground 300K truck drivers in U.S.: Researchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Researchers at the University of Central Arkansas are validating an earlier study that suggests hair testing for drug use could force nearly 300,000 truck drivers off the road in the U.S. The peer-reviewed findings, published this month by the Journal of Transportation Management, focused on an earlier analysis by the Alliance for […]

12 Jun

Marijuana use tops stats in first report from U.S. drug clearinghouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Positive tests for marijuana use far outpaced those for other drugs reported in the first few months of the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The first monthly report related to the clearinghouse summarizes data reported through May 2020. The report includes information on the number of registrations, queries, violations, […]