In late March, Road Rules addressed the law in Canada concerning random drug and alcohol testing in unionized workplaces. This subject arose from two stories occurring coincidentally about “employees in safety sensitive positions” namely transporting passengers.
The following account is derived from various recent online news reports: On Wednesday March 29, 2017, around noon, 14 members of the First Baptist New Braunfels, Texas church were homebound from a three-day retreat at the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey. They were traveling in a white mini-bus, southbound on Highway 83 through Real County—Texas Hill country, about 75 miles west of San Antonio. Meanwhile the northbound lane of Highway 83 was the subject of numerous phone calls to the local 911 dispatcher concerning a white pickup truck.
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