drug testing

Synthetic marijuana to be classified as controlled drug, illegal for drivers to possess

The DEA announced it will classify synthetic marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, thereby making truck operators who use synthetic marijuana and fail a drug test as no longer disqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

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Drug testing for truckers via hair progresses as Senate, House introduce bills

Companion bills that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to recognize hair testing as an option for carrier compliance of drug testing requirements for truck drivers were introduced this week in the House and the Senate.

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Drug, alcohol database rule inches closer to approval

FMCSA has submitted a rule to the Office of Management and Budget that would create a database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test.

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House bill would force hair drug testing program for truckers

A bill introduced this week into the House would force the U.S. Department of Transportation's hand on making carriers use hair samples to test truckers for drug use as opposed to urine samples if made law.

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ATA seeks action on national clearinghouse

ATA called on FMCSA to continue making progress toward a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results for commercial drivers.

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