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NYPD conducts major enforcement operation after complaints from locals about parked trucks

New York City continues to crack down on parked trucks as multiple agencies joined forces to ticket and tow commercial vehicles this week. On Wednesday, the New York...

OOIDA demands that FMCSA provide an update on broker transparency petition

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to explain why there has been little movement over the past two years on a popular petition asking for increased protection for truckers against unscrupulous freight brokers.

FMCSA issues HOS waiver for Hurricane Ian relief haulers in eight states

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) has issued a regional emergency declaration in anticipation of the potentially catastrophic effects of Hurricane Ian.

FMCSA to allow UPS driver trainees to haul doubles during on-the-road training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a regulation exemption request placed by United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) that would allow commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders to be trained on twin...

Colorado troopers announce dates and times for ‘strict enforcement’ Chain Law checkpoints

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has announced several Chain Law enforcement activities planned for late September and October. CSP's Golden Division will partner with the Colorado State Patrol...

Biden pick Robin Hutcheson confirmed as new FMCSA boss

Yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed Robin Hutcheson as the full-time Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The FMCSA eyes plan to require electronic identification technology for commercial vehicles

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is asking for public comment on a new rule to require that commercial vehicles be equipped with electronic identification technology.

Violations stack up at Georgia weigh station as tow driver hauls in semi with...

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) called out a variety of violations following an unusual incident at a weigh station.

Judge orders Rhode Island to stop collecting truck-only tolls within 48 hours

The trucking industry won a significant victory on Wednesday when a federal judge ordered Rhode Island to stop collecting tolls from trucks as part of the controversial "RhodeWorks" program.
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FMCSA to study how human truckers interact with automated driving technology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will conduct a study to gather information on how quickly and effectively human drivers can respond when they're asked to take over for an automated driving system.

Florida to spend $8.2 million to get more truck drivers on the road

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state will spend millions in order to expand CDL training opportunities as part of a workforce development initiative.

Senators introduce bill to lift ‘burdensome’ Entry-Level Driver Training rule from small trucking companies

This week, U.S. Senators introduced legislation that would provide smaller motor carriers with regulatory relief from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.

FMCSA to accept public comments from truck drivers on ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will accept public comments from the trucking community on Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations, hinting at possible upcoming changes to the rules that have been in place since 2017.

FMCSA declares today as ‘CMV Driver Appreciation Day’

As part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is celebrating "CMV Driver Appreciation Day.

USDOT awards $15 million to build I-4 West Central Florida Truck Parking Facility

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that $1.5 billion in grants have been awarded to 26 infrastructure and transportation projects nationwide, including a new truck parking facility in Florida.

One Kentucky weigh station has cameras that can see inside your cab — but...

A tech company recently shared details about its partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to utilize the company's "Driver Focus Camera" systems to catch in-cab violations at weigh stations.