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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Proposed Hair Testing Rule Forwarded to Federal Register

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A proposed rule authorizing the use of hair samples to test truck drivers and other federal workers has been forwarded to the Federal Register for publication soon, the chairman of a federal drug testing advisory board said Sept. 1.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2020
Government

ATA Applauds Senators’ Call for Hair-Test Drug Screening

The top executive at American Trucking Associations praised the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and his colleagues for calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to expedite standards for hair-test drug screening.

May 24, 2017
Business, Safety

Hair Drug-Testing Proposal May Be Delayed Until 2018

A proposed rule that would allow trucking companies to conduct government-certified pre-employment drug testing using hair samples likely will not be publicly released until the end of 2017 or early 2018, according to a top official with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2017
Business, Safety

Large Carriers Gain Unexpected Allies in Favor of Hair Tests to Detect Drug Use

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A request by six large motor carriers to allow hair samples in pre-employment drug testing for drivers in lieu of the current mandate for urine samples drew first-round comments that ranged from motor carriers and a college official to a drug testing lab and a Catholic diocese.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2017
Business

Carriers Ask to Test Hair

Federal regulators last week revealed that six large motor carriers are seeking an exemption to hiring that, if granted, would allow them to conduct pre-employment drug and alcohol testing for drivers using hair samples in lieu of the current requirement that the tests be conducted using urine samples.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2017
Business, Safety

J.B. Hunt, EEOC Settle Religious Accommodation Case

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has agreed to pay four Sikh employment applicants a total of $260,000 in a settlement to end a complaint that they were denied a religious accommodation during the hiring process.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2016
Business, Safety

Hair Testing Concerns Linger; Experts Urge More Research

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Scientific and technical experts on drug testing hair concluded that additional research is needed before regulators adopt a federal standard for commercial vehicle drivers, according to a group report.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 7, 2016
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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Federal Advisory Board Recommends Hair Testing for Truck Driver Drug Screenings

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After two years of study, a federal drug advisory board has issued a recommendation that hair specimens be approved as an alternative for federal workplace drug-testing programs.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2015

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