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Troopers issue warning, $1100 fine, after 3rd truck stuck in Smuggler’s Notch in 12...

Vermont State Police are warning truckers to steer clear of winding road famous for entrapping big trucks.

Feds say trucking company refused to hire female drivers for more than 30 years

A trucking company has been accused of violating federal law by opting not to hire qualified truck drivers on the basis of their gender.

Truckers blast freight brokers in comments to FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on broker transparency issues -- and truckers have not held back in expressing their opinions.

Family petitions for more lights, no ‘dark colors’ on big rigs following fatal crash

A new petition is asking transportation officials to require several changes to commercial motor vehicles to make them more visible at night in hopes of saving lives.

Distracted driving blitz targeting truckers hauling containers yields nearly 150 citations

Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS) recently conducted a truck enforcement operation near the Port of Savannah.

Colorado troopers cite 10% of truckers during surprise snow chain inspection

Earlier this week, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) conducted a surprise chain inspection along the I-70 corridor.

FMCSA shares online tool to help truckers understand those HOS changes that went into...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is trying to clear up any confusion about changes to truck driver Hours of Service (HOS) rules with an online educational tool.
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Want to join the panel of truckers advising the FMCSA? Here’s how.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is actively looking for drivers to give direct advice on regulatory issues like Hours of Service rules, truck parking, and truck driver training.

CVSA imagines a future where technology constantly monitors truckers in stop motion video

This week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released a video that looks ahead to a future where technology is integrated into nearly every aspect of commercial vehicle enforcement.

HOS changes start on Tuesday — Here’s what you need to know

Major changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations will go into effect in just a few days, so we rounded up the information you need to be ready.
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California to ban sale of gas-powered cars by 2035

The Governor of California has signed a major executive order that will prohibit the sale of gasoline powered vehicles in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On...

‘Targeted enforcement’ coming after big rigs keep crashing on West Virginia roadway

A West Virginia lawmaker says that he has asked for amped up law enforcement patrols on a Putnam County roadway after multiple semi truck rollovers.

Drivers who injure highway protesters while fleeing for safety would be protected under ‘bold’...

This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis introduced new legislation aimed at curbing violent protest activities.

Truckers with expiring CDLs and medical cards get a break from FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has again extended a waiver to provide relief for truck drivers who have expiring licenses or medical cards amid the lingering COVID-19 crisis.

FMCSA approves swapping rear-vison mirrors for digital cameras

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has approved an exemption request to allow trucking companies to use a digital camera system in place of rear-vision mirrors.
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FMCSA creates panel of truck drivers to advise on issues critical to the trucking...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on Friday that they'll be putting together a team of truck drivers to advise the agency in creating regulations for the trucking industry.
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