Truck accidents are common in the United States and cause many fatal injuries each year. Most truck accidents result from the following: Falling asleep behind the wheel Distracted driving (texting, eating, adjusting music, etc.) Speeding Driving under the influence (drugs, alcohol) The fatality rate of truck accidents has led different states to draft laws aimed at preventing these incidents.
The Transportation Employee Testing Act, passed by Congress in 1991, mandated that the Department of Transportation establish drug and alcohol testing for employees.
By this law, truck drivers must submit themselves to drug testing. It is now the driver’s responsibility to adhere to the drug testing rule.Read more on curiousmindmagazine.com