Marijuana and Cocaine Use Top List So Far in FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released the first in-depth summary of results from its Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
The Clearinghouse began in January of this year and the data released by the FMCSA represents results through May.
A total of 21,156 screenings resulted in a positive drug test which accounted for 80 percent of all positive tests in the Clearinghouse.
Topping the list of preferred drugs by truckers who failed a screening was marijuana at 10,388 and cocaine at 3,192.
Methamphetamine was third on the list with 2,184 positive tests followed by amphetamine with 2,180 positives.
Employers are required to conduct queries in the Clearinghouse when hiring a new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holder and annually for all CDL drivers they currently employ.
Click HERE to view the FMCSA’s detailed report.
Last week, the FMCSA provided a new waiver to allow employers to forego pre-employment testing for drivers who have participated in a controlled substances testing program that meets current federal requirements within the previous 90 days of hire or rehire.
The Agency says the waiver is part of an ongoing review of regulations following President Donald Trump’s recent executive order urging the reduction of federal requirements deemed to likely impede a swift economic recovery from the widespread COVID-19 mitigation orders.
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