Fleets Must Keep Drug Testing 50% of Drivers, DOT Orders

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By Michele Fuetsch, Staff Reporter

This story appears in the Dec. 16 print edition of Transport Topics.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that fleets must again randomly drug test the urine of at least half their drivers during 2014.

DOT, which issued the mandate Dec. 5, is still compiling drug-test results for 2012. Trucking’s positive test rate in 2011 was 0.9%, the lowest since drug testing began in 1996. If the 2012 rate turns out to be lower than 1%, the industry could become eligible to halve the testing, to 25% of its drivers.

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