The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Monday that a large number of commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads and more than 100 companies face enforcement actions as a result of the agency’s recent drug and alcohol strike force sweep. The annual sweep ran from April 30 through May 11.
Our message is clear: We will not allow commercial bus and truck drivers operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol to stay on the road, said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. All drivers and their passengers deserve to be confident that bus and truck drivers are safe and sober.
During the two-week sweep, nearly 200 federal investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers employed by bus and truck companies, including school bus drivers, interstate passenger carriers, hazardous material transporters and general freight long-haul trucking companies.
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