Public Transportation Safety Improved

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Public Transportation Safety Improved- 20 Dec

Attention all commercial bus and truck drivers, those who hire them, or anybody who uses public transportation!

New protocols have been put in place requiring alcohol and drug testing for all commercial bus and truck drivers. Many are very excited about this change and the increase in safety it will provide for all of us!

“This is a major safety win for the general public and the entire commercial motor vehicle industry,” said FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling. “The clearinghouse will allow carriers across the country to identify current and prospective drivers who have tested positive for drugs or alcohol, and employ those who drive drug- and alcohol-free. Drivers who test positive for drugs or alcohol will no longer be able to conceal those test results from employers and continue to drive while posing a safety risk to the driving public.”

To find out more about this change and the details of the clearinghouse you can check out the FMSCA press release at the link below:

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-establishes-national-drug-and-alcohol-testing-clearinghouse-commercial-truck-and-bus

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