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State to enforce new distracted driving law starting July 1

Law enforcement agencies in Indiana will begin enforcing a new distracted driving law statewide in just a few more weeks. Starting July 1, 2020, a new law will...

Truckers finally got that White House meeting. Here’s what happened.

After nearly three weeks of demonstrating in Washington D.C., a group of truckers finally met with White House officials to ask for federal help in their fight against cheap freight.

Truckers ask FMCSA for ‘immediate action’ against unscrupulous brokers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a petition on Tuesday asking for federal action to increase broker transparency to protect small business truckers.

Trump signs executive order giving federal agencies ‘tremendous power’ to cut regulations

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order intended to speed economic recovery by cutting unnecessary regulations.

Teamsters say new HOS rules could increase danger on U.S. roadways

While several trucking industry organizations have spoken out in favor of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Final Rule on Hours of Service regulations, Teamsters say that the rule changes are a threat to highway safety.

President says honking D.C. truckers are Trump supporters, not protesters

During a Fox Business interview on Thursday, President Trump said that a group of truckers were honking in support of him, and not protesting cheap freight.

FMCSA releases Hours of Service Final Rule, making 4 key rule changes

On Thursday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published their long-awaited Hours of Service Final Rule.
Truck parking

There’s no fine for illegally parking a truck on a NYC city street. Lawmakers...

Lawmakers are considering bills that would impose a hefty fine for trucks that are illegally parked on New York City streets. The New York Legislature is currently considering...

Week-long enforcement blitz to focus on ‘severe spike’ in speeding

On Tuesday, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) confirmed that "Operation Safe Driver Week" would take place as scheduled and would target drivers who exceed the speed limit.

Trucker group asks Congress for more transparency in broker transactions

Last week, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wrote to Congress asking for intervention to make sure that freight brokers are paying truck drivers fairly.
Trump

Trump to order meat-processing plants to remain open

After multiple meat-processing plants closed in recent weeks due to COVID-19, President Trump is expected to issue an executive order requiring them to remain open.

Proposed ‘CMV driving ban’ would crack down on drug & alcohol violators

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering new rules intended to increase compliance with existing drug and alcohol rules for truck drivers.
U.S. Canada Border

U.S. truckers must wear face coverings to cross border, says Canada

Canadian authorities are now requiring all essential workers from the U.S. -- including truck drivers -- to wear a face covering as they cross the border. The order...

FMCSA says CDL examiners may not have to be physically present in cab during...

Yesterday the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an announcement giving states permission to explore ways for CDL testers to use technology so that they can practice social distancing while administering the skills test.
New Jersey

Face coverings required if you want to enter a New Jersey truck stop, grocery...

Authorities in New Jersey are permitting businesses like truck stops to refuse service to customers who are not wearing some form of face covering in an attempt to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utah exempts truckers from travel declaration after backlash

After initially requiring all drivers entering the state to fill out an electronic COVID-19 travel declaration, officials in Utah have issued a new exemption for truckers and other essential workers.
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