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Drugged Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police recently launched a new program that will provide $2.3 million in funding for state and local agencies to offer Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement and Drug Recognition to law enforcement officers, judges and prosecutors.

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Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”

Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Amid national trends such as the rapid rise of marijuana legalization and a continuing opioid abuse crisis, trucking faces some disturbing trends of its own. Part one of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

NHTSA Provides Drugged Driving Grants to 5 States

To keep drug-impaired drivers off the nation's roadways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded more than $100,000 in funding to select states to educate law enforcement officers.

Marijuana: Most Common Drug in Fatally Injured Drivers

Marijuana has become the leading drug found in fatally injured drivers, and its usage has spiked largely because nine states have legalized it for recreational use, according to a new report form Government Highway Safety Association.

Trucking Alliance Pushes Congress to Tighten Truck Driver Drug Testing

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, announced it will push for congressional passage of a new drug testing law to require anyone who applies for a safety-sensitive job in the trucking industry to verify no opioid addiction or illegal drug use for at least 30 days prior to employment.

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.