Land Line Now, Dec. 26, 2019.
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FMCSA is increasing the percentage of truckers randomly selected for drug tests annually. Also, we’ll trace some of 2019’s avoided legislative disasters.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
From informing stranded drivers about what’s going on to an online load board that experienced some trouble over the holiday, it’s all the news that matters to truckers for today.
II. Clearing up the Clearinghouse
There has been a good amount of confusion over the upcoming January launch of the FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. We’ll explain it all, including who needs to register and when.
III. Local police may soon get radar in Pennsylvania
Massachusetts officials are struggling to fund a transportation funding shortfall, while Pennsylvania’s local police are a step closer to using radar. Also, we’ll have some important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.
IV. More truckers to face drug tests; avoided disasters
The FMCSA is proposing to increase the percentage of truckers randomly selected for drug tests each year. Also, we’ll go over some avoided legislative disasters of 2019.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- The FMCSA is increasing the percentage of drivers randomly selected for drug and alcohol testing beginning Jan. 1. If you have questions call OOIDA’s CMCI Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium at (816) 229-5791.
- You can register for the drug and alcohol clearinghouse here.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.