FMCSA drug and alcohol sweep nets drivers, carriers
An annual drug and alcohol enforcement sweep by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has resulted in 109 commercial bus and truck drivers being banned from the roads and 175 carriers facing disciplinary action. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today the action, which took place from June 21 through July 2, assures motorists that those driving buses and large trucks are safe and sober.
FMCSA investigators examined drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers, including those at bus and truck companies and school bus drivers. Officials were searching for drivers with a history of jumping from one carrier to another to evade drug and alcohol testing. The 109 face a monetary fine and are prohibited from commercial driving. The 175 carriers face impending action. Both drivers and carriers have an opportunity to contest the alleged violations and the amount of any fine levied. To read more, visit www.dot.gov.