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  1. Default U.S. approves oral fluid drug testing for truckers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Truck drivers could soon face oral fluid testing for controlled substances under a new directive from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    The inclusion of oral fluid specimens to the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs comes as discussions continue on developing a hair testing protocol as well.
    The directive, which was issued in late October but went into effect only Jan. 1, will allow federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, to collect and test an oral fluid specimen as part of their drug testing programs.

    n its latest move to bolster road safety, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has also doubled the random drug testing rate for commercial drivers to 50% of driver positions.
    The agency’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse program went into effect this month as well.

    In this country, the Canadian Trucking Alliance has been pushing for a zero-tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol.
    It has urged the federal government to introduce mandatory drug and alcohol testing for truckers, saying Ontario auditor general’s report on commercial vehicle enforcement supports its case.
    In her annual report, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said the lack of drug and alcohol testing is a potential safety issue.

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    Oct 2016
    Thunder Bay

    Default Re: U.S. approves oral fluid drug testing for truckers

    Who the heck is going to drive a truck if we were ever to be tested for pot like they are in USA..aka(North Korea)

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    Columbia Valley, BC

    Default Re: U.S. approves oral fluid drug testing for truckers

    I never had a problem with being tested, it's a condition of employment and if you want to avail yourself of the benefits of professional driving there are some rules to follow. I speak from experience during the heyday of trucking, started in the early 60's and went through to the middle of the downfall of the profession.
    Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it.

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