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FMCSA Relaxing Driver Drug Tests

For carriers having trouble keeping up with truck driver drug screenings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said recently it will attempt to use discretion in enforcing the 2020 requirement…

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Feds Waive Some Drug Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a temporary waiver letting employers skip pre-employment drug testing for certain drivers as the economy works to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns. The waiver, which went into

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New Truck Drivers Likely to Drop

In April, 27 State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) were closed, along with most government offices, due to COVID-19 concerns. If someone wanted to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and join the trucking industry, or…

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Freight Brokers Drawing Scrutiny

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wrote to Congress in May asking for intervention to make sure that freight brokers are paying truck drivers fairly. For several weeks, truckers across the country have been demonstrating

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