Background checks a must

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Robert A. Hirsch, the president of the Truckload Carriers Association urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue requiring background checks of prospective employees.

The check of the prospective employee’s prior to drug and alcohol test results is listed by Hirsch as a critical tool motor carriers need, in order to be able to hinder the substance abuse users from skipping carrier to carrier undetected.

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