During their annual alcohol and drug inspection, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) removed 287 bus, truck, and commercial vehicle drivers from the road for failing to adhere to federal alcohol and drug regulations.
“All drivers and their passengers deserve to be confident that bus and truck drivers are safe and sober,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
During the 2012 Drug and Alcohol Inspection Strike Force (April 30-May 11, 2012), federal examiners reviewed the drug and alcohol safety records for drivers employed by a variety of truck and bus companies. The inspection was intended to find drivers who jump from truck to truck to evade federal drug and alcohol inspections, drivers in violation of federal regulations, and employers who allow drivers who test positive for drugs/alcohol to operate commercial vehicles. The task force investigated:
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