Business, Safety

Drug Testing Failure Rate for ‘Safety-Sensitive’ Workers Soars

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The percentage of U.S. workers in “safety-sensitive” jobs — a category that includes truck drivers — who flunked their federally-mandated drug tests increased at an “alarming” rate from 2015 to 2016, according to an analysis of drug testing data collected by the nation’s largest lab. Overall, the percentage of safety-sensitive workers who failed crept up year-over-year, the report said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2017

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
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Hair Tests More Effective in Exposing Drug Use

In 2007, I read a survey revealing that 10% of truck drivers on the nation’s highways admitted to being drug users. As bad as that news was, I realized that, like the old rule of thumb holding that one bug on the kitchen floor means hundreds more are lurking behind the scenes, the full picture was probably far worse.

July 30, 2012