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    FMCSA removes drivers, carriers from roadways in annual sweep

    June 27, 2012

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    Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on June 25 announced 287 commercial motor vehicle drivers were removed from the road and 128 CMV carriers may face penalties following the agency’s annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep. The sweep, which took place between April 30 and May 11, identified CMV operators who have failed federal drug and alcohol requirements or who work for carriers with inadequate testing practices.

    According to FMCSA, the following actions will take place as a result of the sweep:

    • The 287 drivers may receive monetary fines and be banned from operating CMVs in the future.
    • The 128 truck and bus companies may face enforcement actions such as monetary fines for employing operators who have tested positive for illegal drugs, or for failing to institute a federally compliant drug and alcohol testing program.

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