Press Release

ATA Expresses Disappointment in Hair Testing Guidelines

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today regarding the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed guidelines on the use of hair samples for government-mandated drug testing:

“As currently written, today’s proposal by HHS on hair testing is a tremendous disappointment for the trucking industry. President Trump and his Administration have successfully tackled difficult, contentious regulatory challenges with environmental and labor issues, yet on a top-tier priority for highway safety, the Administration allowed HHS to deliver a weak and misguided proposal more than three years late.

“Sadly, the positive impact this rule could have had to make both highways and truckers safer will have to wait.  ATA will be working again with Congress to fix what HHS has failed to do – it’s job.”