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ATRI Study Looks at the Impact Legal Marijuana Has on Fleet Operations

Posted March 14, 2019

Under Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Jack Roberts – Heavy Duty Trucking)

One of the greatest societal changes in the United States over the past decade has been the push to legalize marijuana for both recreational and medical use.

These efforts have largely been focused on changing state laws. And regardless of where you stand on the issue of marijuana use, those initiatives have been impressive: Today, according to DISA, a workplace drug testing service, there are only 14 states where marijuana use is completely illegal. But as legalization leads to more widespread use, the chances of users getting behind the wheel while under the influence of the drug rise as well.

To help fleets deal with these new substance abuse issues, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has published research detailing issues and solutions related to marijuana-impaired driving. The group says this issue is a top safety research priority identified by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) in 2018. Click here to read more. Click here to read more.