Nearly 300,000 Drivers Would Lose Jobs If Hair Testing Was Mandated

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DaveW's Comment
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Nearly one-tenth of all truck drivers currently plying America's highways would be pulled off the road if the more-conclusive hair testing for drug use was mandated in addition to, or in place of, the currently mandated urine test.

Nearly 300,000 drivers would lose jobs if hair testing was mandated

PackRat's Comment
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Statistics can always be moved around and manipulated to show whatever the researchers wish to see.

From my observations, the Trucking Alliance is an ultra safety group that would like to see us all on the drive line under 8 hours in a 24 hour period. Their views versus reality and common sense seldom mesh.

Peter M.'s Comment
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Statistics can always be moved around and manipulated to show whatever the researchers wish to see.

From my observations, the Trucking Alliance is an ultra safety group that would like to see us all on the drive line under 8 hours in a 24 hour period. Their views versus reality and common sense seldom mesh.

Exactly

Big T's Comment
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Why would you compare apples to oranges? Pre-employment drug tests are not the same as randoms. You are dealing with a sample of people that may not be aware of the hair tests, or drug use in general. Compare that to current drivers that are fully aware of protocol.

Then they are comparing numbers to testing results from over 20 years ago?

Maybe I'm missing something, but if they're wanting to improve safety then they should maybe due a study that includes random hair sampling along with the ua tests of current drivers.

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