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Government, Safety, Fuel

Truck Driver Drug Test Failure Rate Rises to Highest Level in Seven Years

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A new U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing report shows that the overall 2016 lab-reported positive drug test rate for truck drivers and other DOT security-­sensitive employees rose to its highest level since at least 2009, including year-­over-­year increases in three of five drug categories.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2017

Drug Testing Labs Slow to Implement Electronic Forms Under New DOT Rule

Adoption of a federal regulation permitting drug testing laboratories to use faster and cheaper electronic forms has been so slow that the Department of Transportation recently sent out a reminder about the process.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2015

Hair Tests Gain Favor Over Urinalysis in Drug Screens by Larger Carriers

Hair tests, which could keep more drug-abusing drivers off the road, are starting to gain favor among larger carriers though the number using them still are few and far between, experts said.

July 11, 2011