With new marijuana laws, the government wants to be vigilant about truckers who might be users.
This summer, Congress required the Department of Transportation to create a database of commercial drivers who have failed drug and alcohol tests.
Last week, the agency warned truckers that new drug laws in Washington and Colorado don’t give them license to smoke up in those states.
Now, Republican Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee want DOT to start a pilot program to study whether the federal government should be able to pluck truckers’ hair to test for drugs.
The basic premise: It’s too easy to cheat on a urine test.