The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for a hair testing exemption following requests from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ Transportation Trades Department and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The comment period, which initially closed on February 21st, will be open an additional 60 days.
The exemption request filed by several large carriers including Werner, Schneider, Maverick, Knight, and J.B. Hunt seeks to use hair testing in lieu of urinalysis for pre-employment screenings of truck drivers. OOIDA has urged the FMCSA not to grant an exemption “for an unproven methodology using non-standardized procedures and protocols that could possibly affect the livelihood of thousands of drivers.”
File Comments Here FMCSA-2017-0002
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