The Trucking Alliance has long stood out for its unique structure and its departure from what might be thought of as trade group consensus.
The nation’s top truck safety regulator argues her hands are tied when it comes to approving a drug-test exemption.
A proposal to allow regulators to review hair tests to screen truck drivers for drugs faces strong opposition from large groups of truckers.
Trucking regulators will consider allowing hair drug test results to be reported into a federal drug clearinghouse — despite asserting a lack of authority.
The latest government data reveals that an increase in truckers testing positive for drugs in 2021 was driven by cocaine and marijuana.
A truckload carrier-backed study finds cocaine and opioid abuse by truckers are underreported at FMCSA.
Spear says the ATA is spending $2 million to litigate Rhode Island truck tolling.
In today’s edition of The Daily Dash, J.B. Hunt is not expecting a slowdown in freight through at least the first quarter of 2021. Plus, Nikola Corp. and General Motors continue talking about a battery agreement, and some roads are just made for truckers.
In today’s edition of The Daily Dash, some carriers believe a proposed rule that would allow hair testing could weaken the effectiveness of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Plus, the U.S. Postal Service cuts a deal to ensure parcel delivery and Workhorse Group blames COVID-19 for not hitting production targets.
In today’s edition of The Daily Dash, shippers learn they can expect to pay much more this holiday. Plus, hair testing for drugs is closer to reality, and a new partnership aims to put 1,000 autonomous vehicles on the road.
Major trucking companies have warned of capacity shakeout.
Fallout could include difficulty seating trucks.
In today’s edition of The Daily Dash, drug test refusals could serve as the trigger to accept hair testing; introducing a solar-powered reefer trailer; and carriers have negotiating power.
Nearly 45,000 drivers predicted to be shut out in 2020 due to drugs and alcohol.
COVID-19 emergency HOS exemption extended another 30 days
Trucking Alliance-backed analysis supports group’s push for federal testing changes.
The Trucking Alliance’s managing director Lane Kidd told Craig Fuller on Fuller Speed Ahead that technology could be used more effectively by the industry to improve safety.
White House receives guidelines but DOT, FMCSA still must sign off.
Parking is a hot button issue across the transportation industry, but it certainly does not carry the same weight among drivers and those who manage transportation companies.
The bill, called the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, directs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to report to Congress on its progress creating and issuing guidelines for hair testing.
In today’s pickup: J.B. Hunt and marijuana testing; a court case about something that doesn’t exist; another FMCSA listening session
J.B. Hunt has a zero tolerance policy toward testing positive for marijuana and uses hair testing to back it up. Will that hold up as legalization spreads?
Psychemedics Corporation says they have developed a test which eliminates false positives and has been vetted by the FBI.