AADT Closing Early 5/25, All Day on 5/28

The AADT and WSTA offices will be closed at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 25<sup>th</sup> and will be closed all day on Monday, May 28<sup>th</sup> in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29<sup>th</sup>. Thank you from all of us at AADT and WSTA!

Trucking Alliance calls for Congress to require truck driver applicants to be drug tested via hair sample

The Trucking Alliance, a coalition of some of the country’s largest trucking companies, is pressing Congress to require applicants for truck driving jobs to be screened for drug use via hair sample test, rather than the current urine test requirement. Read more

Designate a Sober Driver this Independence Day

 

We love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

 

Over the 4th of July holiday period in 2016 (6 p.m. July 2 to 5:59 a.m. July 6),

  • 188 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.  This is a  28% increase from 2015 (146 fatalities).
  •  Nearly half of those who died were in a vehicle crash involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .15 or higher – almost twice the legal limit.

 

For more information, visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving.