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Truckers ‘slow roll’ in Missouri to fight regulations that could put them out of...

On Thursday, a group of truckers came together in Joplin, Missouri, to bring attention to regulatory issues that they say could cripple the trucking industry.

Trucking company and driver sued after following GPS onto 6 ton bridge, causing collapse

The state of Arkansas has filed suit against a California trucking company and its driver after a major bridge collapse in 2019.

Bill would eliminate speed limit differential in Indiana

A lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow trucks to travel at the same speed limit as cars in the state of Indiana.

Here are the 25 truck drivers chosen to give feedback to the FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a list of more than two dozen drivers who will serve on an FMCSA advisory panel to weigh in on issues like parking, driver training, and Hour of Service rules.

FMCSA to study 6/4 and 5/5 sleeper berth splits

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced plans to explore more sleeper split options.
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North Dakota lawmakers consider 80 MPH speed limits

A bill recently introduced by a North Dakota State Rep would increase the speed limit on some roadways.

DOT increases fines for violations, sets $5833 fine for Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse violations

The FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Final rule went into effect January 6, 2020, requiring motor carriers to query the online database before hiring a driver and once per year for existing drivers. The rule is meant to give employers and law enforcement real-time access to a driver’s drug and alcohol violation records (including positive substance use tests and test refusals), and the FMCSA, CMV employers, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and law enforcement officials all have complete access to information in the Clearinghous

FMCSA plan would make it easier for truckers with vision loss in one eye...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering a proposal to change vision requirements for truck drivers to provide "enhance employment opportunities."

Acting Secretary of Transportation named after Elaine Chao resignation

A new Acting Secretary of Transportation has taken office in the wake of the abrupt resignation of Elaine Chao.

Buttigieg looking to put “politics aside” in push for extensive $1 trillion transportation infrastructure...

Soon-to-be Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, is already making plans to improve American roadways through an infrastructure package officials are describing as “big” and “bold.” Although recently-resigned Transportation Secretary, Elaine...
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FMCSA bans Mexican truck driver from operating in the U.S. following multi-vehicle crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a federal order prohibiting a Mexico-based truck driver from operating in the U.S. following a serious crash in Georgia in November.

North Dakota’s road train pilot program has been approved, sparking concerns over “already crumbling”...

A pilot program allowing road trains on North Dakota highways has been approved despite fears surrounding safety and damage to roadways.  The pilot program was endorsed by the House...

UPDATE: Police cite trucker after motorist slams into oversized load of steel beams

Police in Massachusetts have issued multiple citations to a truck driver following a crash on Monday that left a motorist with serious injuries.
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Seattle to start ticketing motorists on Low Bridge to make room for trucks, emergency...

Transportation officials in Washington will soon begin camera enforcement for unauthorized Low Bridge use.

Lawmaker reintroduces concealed carry bill that would help truckers defend themselves when they cross...

A North Carolina lawmaker has reintroduced legislation that would cut through a confusing network of city, county, and state regulations and make it easier for truckers to protect themselves by introducing national concealed-carry reciprocity.

FMCSA seeks to clarify definition of ‘yard moves’

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is planning to issue new guidance on "yard moves" and how they should be logged by commercial vehicle drivers. On January...
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