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National Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Test Database Proposed

According to the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Analysis Division, 31 percent of large truck accidents in 2009 were caused by truck driver-related factors including speeding, distracted driving and failing to maintain the proper lane.

If you are the victim of a truck accident it is important to have an experienced truck accident attorney in Clayton County who can get the proper compensation.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed creating a truck driver drug and alcohol test database to prevent companies from hiring drivers with substance abuse problems. All commercial license holders would be included in the database, according to the proposal.

Commercial motor carriers, employers, medical review officers, substance abuse professionals, and third-party agencies would be required to report drug and alcohol test results to the database. The proposal included the mandatory submission of alcohol or drug test refusals, negative return-to-duty test results, adulterated and substitute drug test results and other data related to driver alcohol and drug use. Testing labs that provide commercial motor carriers with drug and alcohol testing services would be required to report testing results.

If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted truck driver, meet with a truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. We can assist in every stage of the case including obtaining the available evidence.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia