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New Study Finds Gaping Hole in DOT Drug Testing Results

The US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) prohibits commercial truck drivers, airline pilots, train engineers, and other safety-sensitive occupations from using illegal drugs, whether on-duty or off-duty. But DOT’s testing method,…

What We Know About the FMCSA’s Speed Limiter Proposal

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s report on Large Truck and Bus Statistics 2022, the most frequent truck driver violations in inspections in 2021 included speeding at least…

The Trucking Alliance strongly urges the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to oppose H.R. 3039, also known as the DRIVE Act.

This legislation would stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from proposing a federal safety standard to limit the maximum speed of large commercial trucks in interstate commerce. This proposal…

A Drug-Free Truck Driving Population Gets Closer to Reality

An illicit drug habit while operating an 80,000-pound tractor trailer rig simply doesn’t mix. Substance abuse impairs perception, cognition, attention, balance, coordination, and other brain functions necessary for safe driving….

Drug Users Evade Federal Trucking Agency

  Thousands of licensed commercial truck drivers are deceiving the US government about their illegal drug use. These drivers get away with using cocaine, cannabis, opioids, heroin and drive 80,000-pound…

Marijuana and Driving Don’t Mix

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Registered Apprenticeship Programs Work

Lowell, AR: JB Hunt Transport, a Trucking Alliance member, is expanding its’ Registered Apprenticeship program, as approved by the US Department of Labor. Here is one newly trained driver apprentice…

Trucking Alliance Supports New Effort to Require Speed Limiters

Washington, D.C. – The Trucking Alliance has submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in support of the agency’s notice to move forward on a speed limit requirement…

Statement in Support of the Biden Administration’s “Day of Action to Raise Awareness and Advocate for the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Trucking Industry.”

Washington, D.C. – During Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month, the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as The Trucking Alliance, offers its’ support of the Biden Administration’s…

Trucking Alliance Carriers to Launch Registered Apprenticeships for Newly Licensed Truck Drivers

US Department of Labor and the Trucking Alliance have partnered to promote registered apprenticeships for the truck driving profession. Apprentices will receive the education and hands-on training in operating…