Laws & Regulations

Idaho amends regulations to allow truckers to idle while resting or hauling reefer load

A law taking effect soon in Idaho will allow truckers to idle while resting or while hauling a refrigerated perishable load.

New Jersey’s $1.5 million truck insurance hike goes into effect in July

Starting in just a few more weeks, truckers will be required to carry more liability insurance in New Jersey.

Bill requires USPS to track injury crashes involving trucking contractors hauling mail

Lawmakers advanced legislation that would require the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to track serious crashes involving trucking contractors hauling mail.

163K drivers risk losing their CDL when license downgrades start in November

Truck drivers with a “prohibited” status in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse have just a few months to act before state licensing agencies begin removing their commercial driving privileges in November.

Proposed bill charges $8 per semi truck leaving intermodal yard in Illinois

A proposed bill would allow counties to charge semi trucks up to $8 just for hauling good from a intermodal yard in Illinois.  The proposed...

Canadian cops to require breathalyzer testing during every traffic stop

Canadian police are cracking down on impaired driving by requiring drivers to submit to a breathalyzer test during every traffic stop in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

ATA, OOIDA urges EPA to consider the “realities of trucking” in final emissions ruling

The American Trucking Associations released a statement urging the EPA to consider the “realities of trucking” in their final emissions standards ruling.  The American Trucking...

Texas DPS reboots enhanced border inspections in “political” move

Enhanced border inspections resumed at the Texas-Mexico border over the weekend in a “political” move that’s causing serious disruptions for truckers and companies.  The Texas...

Federal Trade Commission bans noncompetes nationwide

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a new rule that will ban noncompete agreements nationwide.

Truck parking lawsuit prompts ‘I told you so’ from trucker supporters

A truck parking lawsuit was officially filed this month after a battle over truck parking in a Florida neighborhood ended in defeat for the...

Supreme Court to hear case involving trucker fired for failed drug test after using CBD product

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a trucker who was fired after testing positive for drug use after he consumed a CBD product.

Michigan lawmakers consider bill to ban big rigs from left lane

Michigan lawmakers are considering new legislation that would restrict big rigs from using the left lane.

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