WASHINGTON — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched a driver survey to better understand the impacts of state laws legalizing marijuana on the trucking industry and its workforce.
ATRI first deployed this survey in-person on Thursday, March 30, at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, where more than 300 drivers participated.
ATRI has now placed the survey online for additional driver input.
“ATRI’s marijuana impacts research was a top research priority of its Research Advisory Committee in 2022,” a news release stated. “This topic was identified as critical because of the conflict and uncertainty between new state laws legalizing marijuana and long-standing federal law, especially for those that are part of a federally-regulated workforce.”
The survey asks for driver perspectives and knowledge related to new state laws, as well as the impact of these laws on roadway safety and the workforce.
“Driver input is a critical component of ATRI’s research and this newest survey is no exception,” ATRI President Rebecca Brewster said. “We hope that professional drivers will take a few minutes to provide their perspectives on this critical topic.”
Truck drivers can complete the confidential survey online by clicking here.
The survey will remain open through April 28.
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It will be a very good idea to legalize cannabis for trunk drivers, because when you go home to relax, some truck drivers drink alcohol, i personally like smoking, because alcohol is not good for your body, but because cannabis stays in your system for about 45 days i can’t not enjoy to get hi and relaxed while I’m at home. Testing positive for cannabis doesn’t mean that you are under the influence while you are driving.
I THINK IT IS A BAD IDEA. ITS DANGEROUS ENOUGH OUT HERE DO NOT THINK DRIVERS SHOULD BE IMPAIRED WITH DOPE.
I think better testing procedures are needed for this if you are not intoxicated at the time of driving you should be able to still be operative if you indulge but the effects are not within the time frame of driving truckers need to relax if a driver uses cocaine are meth they can remain behind the wheel and not be detected is that legal the two alone is far more a dangerous drug than pot smoking which is legal understate laws in a lot of states the regulations of this in the trucking industry needs to be addressed in a better manner to relieve the consequences drivers face if caught with it in his are her system I personally think it should be your choice and right if it doesn’t cause drowsiness are inconsistencies with your ability behind the wheel if it hasn’t been used within the last 24 hrs