Should yearly hair follicle testing be mandated as a condition of retaining CDL

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by nredfor88, Nov 25, 2022.

Should yearly hair tests be required as a condition of retaining CDL?

  1. Yes, testing should be required.

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    28.0%
  2. No, testing should not be required.

    54 vote(s)
    72.0%
  1. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    This question is for a new requirement just as medical certification is mandated today. Each CDL holder must test yearly or automatically lose their CDL.
     
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  3. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    The comments after the "yes" and the "no" are both kinda jaded. EVERYONE has the right to assume we are not using drugs. The probably less than 5%(and that may be high) of drivers that use drugs shouldn't make legislation when 95% of us are clean.
     
  4. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Why only yearly? Why not quarterly? Why only quarterly, why not monthly? Maybe if you're already admitting a urinalysis isn't enough you need to consider that nothing will be.
     
  5. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    Chosen for the rough duration of validly of a hair test for detection. But the question was more geared toward polling overall sentiment among drivers.
     
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  6. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    Ok, let me see if I can chance the wording.
     
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    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Your poll should be shown in statistics and analytics 101 as an example of exactly how polls are skewed to get the answer desired.
     
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  8. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    I can’t change the wording. If a mod can do it, please change to the following.

    Yes, testing should be required.
    No, testing should not be required.
     
  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Thats better LOL
     
  10. ZVar

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    I hate to say say this after the TMC thread, but the current problem is hair follicle testing simply is inaccurate with people that have dark hair, like a specific group of people tend to.

    Once it's accurate I have no problem with the testing, but it needs to be accurate first. Oh, and standards created for cut off amounts and the lime, but I assume that will be handled when the testing is required.

    Remember folks, it is currently a federal law that requires FMCSA to do hair follicle testing, it simply isn't fair and accurate enough to implement.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2022
  11. buzzarddriver

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    They should require an electronic urine test hooked up to the engine ECM, where you pee in the receptacle to get the engine to start. Like the DUI alcohol interrupter.
     
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