Trucking News

Trucking’s Duty to Public Safety

When boarding a commercial flight, what do you expect? Cramped seats. Maybe an incessant talker. Or everyone’s favorite – leave the gate on time, only to sit on the tarmac…

Closing the Drug Testing Gap: Thousands of Truckers Escaping Detection, New Study Finds

A new study in Transportation Journal published by Pennsylvania State University Press investigates the effectiveness of hair and urine drug testing for U.S. truck drivers, comparing results from eight trucking…

FMSCA’s 2022 Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics

View the FMSCA’s 2022 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics.

Truck Drivers Are Speeding – A New Federal Regulation Will Slow Them Down

During one week In July 2023, 11,448 passenger and commercial motor vehicle drivers were cited for unsafe driving. This exercise was part of “Operation Safe Driver Week,” organized in the…

Assessing the Potential Disparate Impacts of Hair Drug Testing Among Truck Drivers

The Trucking Alliance asked Drs. Doug Voss and Joe Cangelosi (Researchers) to assess whether hair drug tests disparately impact minority groups when compared to urine drug tests. The researchers utilized…

Lane Kidd Talks Speed Limiters and The DRIVE Act on RadioNemo

Truck speed limiters set the maximum speed a large truck may travel. The DRIVE Act opposes the use of speed limiters. Listen to Lane Kidd’s interview on RadioNemo for the…

Safety and Trucking Groups Oppose Bill to Prohibit a Federal Truck Speed Limiter Regulation

The legislation would hinder FMCSA from fulfilling its public safety mission to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses, which is urgently needed as traffic fatalities remain…

4 Trucking Alliance safety reforms and how they can make a difference

Safety is at the heart of what we do. And for us, it’s a personal matter, as the decision makers in our organization are actually employed by the companies. Trucking…

A Comparison of Truck Driver Pre-Employment Hair and Urine Drug Test Efficacy

 In 2007, the late Congressman Jim Oberstar commented on a news report by NBC News called, GAO: Easy to Cheat on Trucker Drug Tests which detailed the growing drug abuse among truck…

New 2022 Research Proves Hair Tests Are More Effective for Truck Driver Drug Screenings

Imagine driving along the highway with your family and knowing that the truck driver alongside you might be a regular cocaine user. New research suggests this scenario is happening every…