Laws & Regulations

A new law restricting commercial vehicles on I-70 in Colorado will go into effect in less than a month.
Connecticut State Police (CSP) placed a commercial vehicle hauling an oversized load out of service and issued a large fine after multiple permit and size violations were discovered.

HOS exemption extended again for drivers aiding Baltimore bridge cleanup

Another short-term extension has been issued for drivers helping to repair the bridge that collapsed in Baltimore earlier this year.  The March 26th collapse of...

California to crack down on forklift emissions

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently passed a new rule cracking down on pollution caused by forklifts.

Miss. government joins opposition to CMV EV mandate

Several Mississippi Senators and Congressional Delegates have signed onto a letter opposing the EV mandate for commercial vehicles this week.  Mississippi’s U.S. Senators, Roger Wicker...

OSHA fines tanker cleaning company $810K after three worker deaths in four years

A Texas tanker cleaning company was been cited for numerous safety violations after multiple workers were killed on the job over the past few years.

Illinois to allow CDL applicants to take written test in Spanish

Illinois will join a growing number of states that allow CDL applicants to take the written test in Spanish.

California trucking co. ordered to cease operations following Colorado crash that killed one

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared a California trucking company an imminent hazard to public safety following a fatal six vehicle crash in Colorado last month.

Trucker charged after oversized load strikes Ohio overpass

A trucker is facing charges after his oversized load struck an overpass in Medina County, Ohio, last week.

Major North American CMV driver blitz starts Sunday

The next Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) enforcement blitz is just days away -- here's what truckers need to know.

Marijuana screening should still be used in face of drug reclassification, DOT clarifies

The US Department of Transportation does not plan on altering the trucking industry’s ability to screen for marijuana, even if the drug is rescheduled,...

FMCSA seeks comments from truckers on unfair commercial vehicle towing fees

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking comment from the trucking community on transparency in commercial vehicle towing fees.

Funding bill supporting free truck parking, prohibiting speed limiters enters subcommittee markup

A Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD)  appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2025 was considered during a subcommittee markup Thursday.  The bill was released by...

New stringent requirements for dogs to cross U.S. border go into effect August 1

Truckers who cross either the Mexican or Canadian border with a pet should be aware of new requirements taking effect in August.

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