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  • Marijuana is legal, but CTA wants comprehensive tests for truck drivers

    October 17, 2019 1:31PM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for the federal government to implement a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing program for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The news comes on Canada’s one-year anniversary of legalized recreational

  • U.S. takes step towards allowing hair testing

    October 25, 2018 7:39AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. signed into law yesterday legislation that will allow fleets to employ hair testing, a move the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has been lobbying for. The bill, which cleared Congress, was designed to combat the opioid

  • Cannabis officially legal Oct. 17

    June 22, 2018 6:27PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Trudeau announced the long-awaited date this week after the Senate passed the final draft of bills regulating use and enforcement of the drug. The date

  • Failed drug tests high in legalizing states

    May 14, 2018 4:01PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for rules to guide random drug testing, following research that shows an increase in positive marijuana tests in U.S. jurisdictions that have legalized the drug. Canadian legislation to

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

  • J.B. Hunt reaches settlement over discriminatory drug testing requirements

    November 16, 2016 7:49AM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – J.B. Hunt has agreed to pay US$260,000 in damages, after a seven-year federal investigation found its drug testing requirements were discriminatory towards Sikh truck drivers. It will also amend company policies and practices to comply with

  • US trucking industry wants hair testing for drugs approved by DOT

    March 19, 2015 1:58PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US trucking industry is calling on Congress to approve bipartisan legislation that would allow the industry to perform drug tests using hair testing. “ATA is committed to improving highway safety, including doing all we can to

  • Americans keep up drug-testing rate

    December 31, 2014 1:58PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON. D.C. — Nothing will change in 2015 when it comes to how many US truckers have to undergo random drug tests. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the annual minimum random controlled substances testing rates for