Testing of hair option in 2 bills
Companion bills seeking to make hair testing an acceptable method of drug screening for trucking companies were introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
Arkansas Sen. John Boozman, Rep. Rick Crawford and other members of the state's delegation were among the bills' sponsors. The "Drug Free Commercial Driver Act of 2015" is intended to provide trucking companies with more flexibility when conducting drug and alcohol tests in hopes of detecting habitual drug users.
"Preventing drug users from operating commercial trucks will improve safety on our roads and enhance industry standards," Boozman said in a statement. "This legislation eliminates the duplicative drug-testing process and allows trucking companies to use the more effective option, without having to pay for two tests."