FMCSA Lowers Drug Testing Requirements
Dec16

FMCSA Lowers Drug Testing Requirements

Whether you’re a first-time trucker or a seasoned veteran, drug tests can become an important part of the job. This past month, new regulations put in place by the FMCSA will decrease the amount of drug testing performed. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday, Dec. 13 it would maintain its current 25 percent random drug-testing rate of truck operators in 2017. This means carriers will be required to...

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Drug and Alcohol Rule Proposed by FMCSA
Sep30

Drug and Alcohol Rule Proposed by FMCSA

Originally proposed in February of 2014, a new rule from the FMCSA would move forward with the creation of a national database of drivers who had refused to take drug and alcohol tests, and those who have failed them in the past. The rule centers on revisions to the 49 CFR part 382, Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing to establish the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Not only would this require employers and other service...

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The Wait Continues: Results of the DOT truck size-weight study
Apr25

The Wait Continues: Results of the DOT truck size-weight study

For many years, various players in the trucking industry have weighed in (pun intended) on the federal weight and size limits for commercial vehicles. Some groups consider the current federal limits outdated and feel that larger or heavier trucks that were allowed to carry more would be economically beneficial to America. Others feel that increasing truck size or weight could endanger motorists and cost taxpayers greatly. The...

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