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Government, Business

DOT to Add Four Opioids for Transportation Worker Drug Testing

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The U.S. Department of Transportation plans on Jan. 1 to begin testing truck drivers and other “safety-sensitive” transportation employees for the semi-synthetic opioids hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone, the agency announced Nov. 9.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Critical of Organized Labor's Claims About Hair Testing for Drug Use

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In a letter to congressional transportation leaders, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said critical claims made by organized labor groups about the use of hair specimens for drug testing of commercial drivers are based on “false notions and outdated science.”

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 25, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Groups Press House Leaders to Reject Hair Testing Provision

Several transportation groups and key unions are calling on transportation leaders in the House to reject a provision in a multiyear highway bill that would allow the use of hair testing for commercial drivers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

OOIDA, CVTA Among Groups Voicing Opposition to Hair Testing for Drug Use

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Trade organizations representing truck drivers and commercial vehicle driver training schools were among those who said they have concerns about using hair specimens to drug test drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Advisory Board Could Recommend Hair Testing for Drivers This Summer

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ROCKVILLE, Md. – An advisory board that explores scientific evidence to support possible changes or additions to federal drug testing requirements is on track this summer to issue a recommendation that hair specimens be approved for the pre-employment screening of truck drivers and other “safety sensitive” federal workers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Dept. of Health and Human Services Seeks Information on Hair Testing

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A division of the Department of Health and Human Services has published a request for a variety of information from the public and transportation industry stakeholders on the potential of use of hair specimens for drug testing.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2015