Trucking Law: Drug and alcohol regs are tighter than most know

August 21st, 2019 | Updated January 14th, 2021 - View the original article at Overdrive Staff

The Trucking Law segment is a monthly feature on Overdrive, in which we pose commonly asked questions from truckers and owner-operators to legal experts. In this installment, attorney Paul Taylor explores common questions and concerns surrounding alcohol and drug use as a truck operator. Find all Trucking Law installments via this link.

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Now Available: FTA Drug & Alcohol Program Newsletter Issue 74

March 9th, 2022 - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FTA Drug & Alcohol Program Newsletter Issue 74 is now available. It includes information on U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol Testing, situation changes after post-accident determination, contracted ride-sourcing companies Part 655 requirements, Section 5310 funding frequently asked questions, Random Testing Rates for all DOT agencies, FTA Drug & Alcohol Policy and Compliance guidance updates, FTA Drug & Alcohol Management Information System Report March 15, 2022 deadline reminders and FTA Drug & Alcohol Audit insights.

Now Available: Mental Health Resources for Transit Workers

FTA has published Mental Health Resources to support transit industry workers during these challenging times. We encourage you to share these online resources widely with your networks. These resources will be updated weekly. Please share feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FTA Mental Health Resources

Mental Health, Wellness and Self-Care: These resources can help transit stakeholders address mental health concerns and support self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the wake of a traumatic or stressful event.

Suicide Prevention: These resources highlight free and confidential support for people in emotional distress and offer potential interventions for organizations.

Active Shooter Preparedness: These resources offer information to help transit stakeholders recognize indicators of potential workplace violence and understand actions to take when confronted by an active shooter.

Can truck drivers use CBD?

All you need to know about cannabis, hemp, testing and the clearinghouse

October 4th, 2021 (updated October 8th, 2021) - Overdrive.com | Written by Alex Lockie, Todd Dills

Across the country, more and more states are decriminalizing and outright legalizing marijuana, and meanwhile CBD, an extract of industrial hemp plants, a legal cousin to marijuana, has emerged as an effective treatment for everything from chronic pain to anxiety and sleep disorders.

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FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rulemaking Update - SDLA Requirements

November 8th, 2021 - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Clearinghouse Rule II

What It Means for State Driver Licensing Agencies

As of November 8, 2021, FMCSA’s second Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse final rule, Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing: State Driver’s Licensing Agency Non-Issuance/Downgrade of Commercial Driver’s License; Correction, is in effect. This rule addresses how States will use the information in the Clearinghouse to help ensure that only qualified drivers receive and retain a CDL or CLP. State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) must be in compliance with the new requirements no later than November 18, 2024.

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