Laws & Regulations

FMCSA orders truck driver off the road for hit and run, alcohol violations, ignoring out-of-service order

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared a New Jersey truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety for alcohol violations and more.

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to restrict vehicle booting in commercial lots

Tennessee lawmakers have advanced a bill that would restrict vehicle booting and towing in commercial lots.

Motorist charged with homicide for fiery Connecticut bridge crash that killed fuel tanker driver

Connecticut State Police (CSP) filed charges against a motorist involved in a fiery fuel tanker truck crash that claimed the life of a truck driver last year.

DOT to spend $148 million to reduce truck idling and emissions at U.S. ports

Federal officials announced nearly $150 million in funding to reduce pollution from idling trucks at U.S. ports.

Vermont officials installing chicanes to keep big rigs out of Smugglers Notch

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) is trying out a new tactic in hopes of keeping big rigs from getting stuck on narrow and twisty Smugglers Notch.

CHP reminds truckers to obey California’s 55 MPH speed limit

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is warning lead-footed truckers to slow down and obey the state's CMV speed limits.

Dealership owner sentenced for disabling emissions controls on 244 diesel vehicles

A New York man was sentenced after he admitted to violating the Clean Air Act by disabling emissions controls on hundreds of diesel vehicles.

Bill to require surveillance cameras at all 85 rest areas in Ohio

A bill recently introduced in Ohio seeks to improve safety and fight human trafficking by requiring surveillance cameras at all of the state's rest areas.

Mississippi cracks down on predatory towers who target commercial vehicles with passage of bill

Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill that will provide new protections for commercial vehicle drivers from predatory towers.

Speed limit up to 80 MPH along 59 mile stretch of H.E. Bailey Turnpike — and truckers aren’t happy about it

This week, a higher speed limit went into effect on a portion of the Oklahoma Turnpike.

Feds plan to replace Unified Registration System with ‘FMCSA Registration System’

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering doing away with the Unified Registration System (URS) in favor of a new online registration system.

$1.7 million awarded to man who says truck driver’s train horn caused hearing loss

A Mississippi jury sided with a man who said that a truck driver's train horn blast caused him permanent hearing loss.

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