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September 10, 2012
DOT sting operation targets unsafe drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says 287 commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads during a spring 2012 operation. The sting resulted in enforcement actions against 128 companies.

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“Safety is our number one priority,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. “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.” LaHood said all drivers and passengers deserve to be confident that bus and truck drivers are safe and sober.

During the sweep, nearly 200 federal investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of drivers employed by companies. Targeted were those driving school buses, interstate passenger carriers, hazardous material transporters, and general freight trucking companies.

The goal was to identify motor carriers in violation of federal drug and alcohol testing requirements and remove those who jump from carrier to carrier in order to evade testing and reporting requirements.

The drivers identified face a monetary fine and being barred from operating a commercial motor vehicle.

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