TRUCKING INDUSTRY NEWS * USA
* Texas - Feds propose tracking drug, alcohol offenses among truckers. Current DPS systems only tracks in-state offenses
(Photo: An Eagle Ford shale oil tanker truck and lease tanks near Pearsall in South Texas)
San Antonio,TXS,USA -KSAT Anchor/Reporter, Myra Arthur (SEE VIDEO INSIDE) -July 28, 2014: -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is currently reviewing public comment on the proposed implementation of a nationwide clearinghouse to track drug and alcohol offenses among commercial driver’s license holders... DPS tracks drug and alcohol offenses among CDL holders, but only those within Texas... That leaves the door open for out-of-state drivers with past offenses to move to Texas looking for work and employers in the Lone Star State potentially never finding out about those offenses... John Esparza, president and CEO of the Texas Trucking Association says, more and more truckers from out of state and out of the country are coming to Texas thanks to the Eagle Ford Shale boom... Companies would be required to run potential employees through the federal clearinghouse and check each hired driver annually... The FMCSA estimates the clearinghouse would help reduce traffic crashes resulting in $187 million in benefits...
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