Gordon Trucking expands drug screening

PACIFIC, Wash. — Gordon Trucking Inc. (GTI) has started drug screening all applicants with the goal of reducing driver accidents. And it goes beyond applicants relieving themselves into a tiny cup.

GTI is now performing hair testing to supplement the minimum DOT mandated urine testing requirements, according to a press release.

Gordon Trucking started the program in July with Omega Laboratories, Inc., and so far, of the 170 drivers tested, 10 tested positive.

"Beyond the candidates who have tested positive," said Scott Manthey, vice president of Safety and Compliance for Gordon Trucking, "we also routinely have candidates dismiss themselves from orientation classes once they confirm a hair test will be conducted."

The majority of accidents occur within the first 90-120 days of employment, and GTI’s new drug screening program aims to address that fact.

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