WASHINGTON — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has created a survey seeking motor carrier input on the impact of marijuana legalization on the trucking industry’s workforce.
This research was identified as a top priority in 2022 by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee and will expand on ATRI’s 2019 study on the impacts of marijuana legalization on roadway safety, according to a news release.
“States are moving quickly to legalize recreational marijuana use,” said Fred Fakkema, Vice President of Safety and Compliance at Zonar Systems and Chairman of the American Trucking Associations’ Law Enforcement Advisory Board. “This rapid change directly impacts fleets and their workforce; ATRI’s research will help quantify those impacts.”
Motor carrier staff and executives familiar with driver recruitment, retention and drug testing practices and trends are asked to share their input through the online survey.
“This timely research will provide insight into the specific challenges motor carriers face as the use of recreational marijuana grows in the U.S.,” the news release stated. “The findings should also provide insight into approaches the industry can take to address these challenges.”
Click here to participate in the survey.
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STOP TESTING FOR CANNABIS!!!!! For truckers . Yeah I messed up tested positive on a pre employment test . It’s fucked my life up more than you can even imagine. I’m able to rtd. However why quit smoking to get back to trucking only to be away from my family. Good luck keeping truck drivers you’re only going to loose more. Oh and I’m an excellent driver very offensive and safe no tickets no accidents I took great pride in my truck and my record.
How did testing positive mess up your life?
I agree always the blame game.