TCA concerned with DOT’s drug test results study

In comments filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Robert A. Hirsch, president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA), expressed concern with DOT’s recent notice on its drug-test results study. The comments were filed in response to DOT’s request for comment on the feasibility and merits of employers and Medical Review Officers (MROs) reporting a driver’s positive drug test results

In comments filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Robert A. Hirsch, president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA), expressed concern with DOT’s recent notice on its drug-test results study.

The comments were filed in response to DOT’s request for comment on the feasibility and merits of employers and Medical Review Officers (MROs) reporting a driver’s positive drug test results to the state agency that issued the driver’s CDL.

According to Hirsch, TCA continues to clearly support the sharing of a driver’s past drug-test results to prevent substance-abusing drivers from skipping from carrier to carrier undetected.

“Should FMCSA conclude that the transmission of test-result information to the state licensing agencies is feasible and warranted, the responsibility for transmitting such information should be that of FMCSA, not industry,” Hirsch said.

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