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Drug testing legislation requires hair-sample testing for truck drivers

Oct 30, 2018 at 08:33 AM CST
New regulation has passed in both Houses of Congress with near-unanimous bipartisan votes. The legislation comes after DHS failed to provide hair testing protocols for 3 years since the 2015 FAST Act, which allowed the FMCSA to start accepting hair sample drug tests for truck drivers. First, the Department of Homeland Security must provide guidelines for how those tests should be implemented, as well as why they have been delayed, and then develop a schedule for when it plans to complete them. The DOT is then to follow.