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You can now be banned from trucking for life for human/sex trafficking in Georgia

This week, a bill was signed into law that would prevent a truck driver from ever operating a commercial vehicle again for certain human or sex trafficking offenses.

Essential workers — including truckers — would get a massive tax break under new...

An Iowa lawmaker recently introduced legislation that would give big tax breaks to the essential workers who keep the country moving during the COVID-19 crisis.

Feds: Company must re-hire a driver fired for refusing to drive an overweight truck

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a trucking company to reinstate a truck driver who was terminated after refusing to operate an overweight truck.
"Operation Southern Shield" speeding crackdown starts today

Weeklong five state speeding crackdown starts today

Law enforcement agencies in five southern states will be taking part in a major crackdown on drivers who are speeding or performing other unsafe driving behaviors.

FMCSA extends historic 50 state HOS waiver through mid-August

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has yet again extended an emergency declaration that waives Hours of Service regulations for some truck drivers.

FMCSA temporarily relaxing random drug-testing requirements

The DOT’s random drug and alcohol testing requirements will be given temporary leniency according to a notice published by the FMCSA on Monday.  The announcement was made Monday, July...

Ohio is building an automated truck corridor along a major interstate

The state of Ohio has received $4.4 million from the US Department of Transportation to spend on truck-centered automated driving technology.  DriveOhio, a collaborative organization aimed at addressing forward-thinking...

House passes highway bill containing huge trucker insurance hike, HOS rule delay

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill containing two controversial provisions that could have a massive impact on the trucking industry.

Illinois to enforce ‘Mason’s Law’ starting July 1

Authorities in Illinois will begin enforcing a new law that will allow for the one year suspension of a driver's license for certain crosswalk and right-of-way violations.

These four states issued new statewide mask requirements as second wave fears spike

A growing number of state officials are issuing new statewide mask requirements in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases are on the rise.

Amendment to stop trucker insurance requirements from skyrocketing to $2 MILLION fails

Lawmakers have passed on a proposed amendment to halt controversial legislation that would more than double commercial vehicle minimum insurance requirements.

Amendment would remove $2 million trucker insurance hike from highway bill

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced an amendment to a huge highway funding bill that would remove a provision to more than double current insurance liability requirements for commercial vehicle drivers.

California passes ‘first-in-the-world rule’ to ban sale of all new diesel trucks by 2045

Yesterday the California Air Resources Board (CARB) passed a landmark regulation that will force truck manufacturers to make the switch to zero-emissions models.

Yes, that week-long driver enforcement blitz is just a couple of weeks away

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, one of the biggest Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) enforcement efforts is still on track to start in just a little over two weeks.

FMCSA says that they’re actively investigating complaints about bad brokers

The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that his agency is actively investigating several allegations of violations by freight brokers.

Three states issue new travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

Government officials in three northeastern states have issued new travel restrictions in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
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