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Info to help you maintain a drug-free work environment.

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Truckinginfo
Mon, 2013-01-28

Highlights: States are loosening restrictions on marijuana but that does not mean truck drivers can kick back and light up a joint. Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and its use is expressly forbidden for transportation workers, including truck and bus drivers.

DFBS note: Does this even need to be said? Yes, so you should probably say it to your drivers.

Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance
Wed, 2012-11-28

Highlights: The included chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates
established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2013.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sun, 2012-07-29

Highlights: Over the last four years, some 38,000 would-be truck drivers applying at Schneider National, Inc. have had their hair snipped for a drug test. Of those, 1411 failed. Yet more than 90 percent of those 1,411 applicants were able to pass a urine test.

FarmWeekNow.com
Fri, 2012-04-27

Highlights: The FMCSA has published guidance on this requirement.

Employer Law Report
Wed, 2012-02-29

Highlights: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") has published another final rule which takes effect February 29, 2012. This rule addresses the drug use of commercial motor vehicles drivers, and the FMCSA aims to eliminate inconsistencies in at least three areas.

Politico
Tue, 2011-12-13

Highlights: Republican Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee want DOT to start a pilot program to study whether the federal government should be able to pluck truckers’ hair to test for drugs. The basic premise: It’s too easy to cheat on a urine test.

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