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Drivers back to paper logs after FMCSA strikes another popular ELD device from approved...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has placed another Electronic Logging Device (ELD) on the agency's list of Revoked Devices.

Man pleads guilty to human smuggling charges following SUV vs. CMV crash that left...

This week, a Mexican man pleaded guilty to charges related to human smuggling that issued in the wake of a crash that killed more than a dozen people in California in 2021....

Trucker recovers nearly $40K in cash seized through civil forfeiture in Arizona in 2020

A trucker finally recovered nearly $40,000 in cash that was seized from him as he was in the process of buying a new truck more than two years ago.

Iowa DOT warns truckers to take care when buying trailers from auctions

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) recently shared a photo of a mangled trailer along with a warning about auctions.

Safety group tells DOT to mandate speed limiters, automatic braking systems, sleep apnea screenings...

A major highway safety advocacy group is asking U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to crackdown on the trucking industry following hazmat spills, including the railroad derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

Bill seeks to repeal ‘outdated’ World War I-era federal tax on truckers

This week, lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill that would repeal a long-standing tax on the purchase of new heavy duty trucks.

VIDEO: CMV driver caught swerving had tablet propped on steering wheel, Wyoming troopers say

The Wyoming Highway Patrol - Commercial Carrier (WHP) is reminding truckers to avoid distraction while driving after catching a driver using a tablet behind the wheel. In a...

FMCSA extends comment period on upcoming rule to crack down on unscrupulous freight brokers

On Wednesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an update on a forthcoming rule intended to regulate broker and freight forwarder financial responsibility

Trucker asks FMCSA for ‘permanent’ exemption from HOS due to his record of safe...

Another truck driver has requested a personal exemption from Hours of Service (HOS) rules from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

2,238 violations discovered during Arizona DPS CMV blitz ‘Operation Southern Shield’

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) released results from a weeklong enforcement effort targeting commercial vehicle drivers. AZDPS conducted Operation Southern Shield 2023 from Monday, February 20, 2023,...

Trucker seeks FMCSA okay for 5/5 sleeper berth split

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on a truck driver's request for regulatory relief from Hours of Service (HOS) rules related to sleeper berth requirements.

GPS providers could face $2000 fine when trucks get stuck in Smugglers Notch under...

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow officials to hold GPS providers accountable when trucks become stuck on the notorious Smugglers Notch segment of Vermont Route 108. Sen....

Roadcheck 2023 CMV blitz to emphasize ABS violations, cargo securement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released new information about the upcoming high-visibility three day International Roadcheck inspection effort.

CHP issues 373 citations during single day commercial vehicle enforcement detail

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued hundreds of citations during a commercial vehicle traffic blitz.

WSP escorts truck off interstate for trailer collapsed under weight of snow 

A semi truck was escorted off of a Wisconsin Interstate recently for serious trailer damage.  The incident was posted on the Wisconsin State Patrol Facebook page on Tuesday, February...

Truck driver cited for excessive speed following crash that spilled household trash

New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) cited a truck driver on Tuesday morning following a messy rollover crash that spilled trash in the Barrington area.