Prescription Drugs and Commercial Motor Vehicle Operation Do Not Always Mix
Over the recent years we have seen numerous high profile deaths occur using prescription drugs. For example we have seen an actor who died of an overdose of prescription drugs and a doctor on
trial for the death of a famous musician who died as a result of an overdose of a prescribed medication.
As managers of commercial drivers we need to be aware of the medications that our drivers are taking as they may have a direct effect on their driving skills and operation of a CMV. Prescription
medications have increased substantially in the last 50 years.