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Safe Roads Act 2011 Aims to Close Truckers’ Drug Test Loophole

The Safe Roads Act, a new trucking safety bill sponsored by Mark Pryor (D-AR) and John Boozman (R-AR), would tighten up the handling of truckers’ drug and alcohol tests. It would require medical review officers, employers, and service agents to report positive drug or alcohol test results to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). …

Mandatory Direct Observation Drug Testing to Prevent Truck Accidents begins Today

In a move designed to reduce the number of truck accidents linked to drug use by truck drivers, the Department of Transportation now requires any employee in “safety-sensitive” positions to submit to directly observed urination drug testing when taking return-to-duty or follow-up drug tests. Such tests are required of employees who, after completing mandatory substance …

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