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A major transportation safety group weighed in on new HOS rules — and they...

A federal transportation safety group has weighed in on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) proposed changes to Hours of Service regulations and found that there is "no evidence" that the changes will improve highway safety. 
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Some drivers are smiling after being stopped by Tennessee cops

Police in one Tennessee town are trying out an unusual tactic to enforce a new speed limit reduction.

Video dives into New York City’s crackdown on idling trucks

Last week, New York City officials pushed a program that rewards locals with cash for reporting on idling trucks -- here's what you need to know.
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All drivers ordered to fill out COVID-19 travel declaration when entering Utah

Officials in Utah have announced that all drivers -- including truckers -- over the age of 18 must fill out a health screening form as they cross the border into the state.

House votes to up trucker insurance requirements to $2 MILLION

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved an amendment that would more than double minimum insurance requirements for commercial vehicles.

BREAKING: FMCSA boss to step down

The Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be stepping down from his position by the end of the month.

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.

Utah lawmaker’s bill would protect drivers who accidentally injure or kill highway protesters

A Utah lawmaker has introduced legislation that would help to protect drivers from charges if they strike protesters standing in the roadway.
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‘Black Smoke Matters’ members appear on MSNBC to talk trucking troubles

A group of truckers known for working to organize protest activities to raise awareness about trucking issues was recently featured on a segment on MSNBC.
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DOT needs your help defining ‘agricultural commodity’ and ‘livestock’

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) put out a request for comment on revising the definitions of the terms 'agricultural commodity' and 'livestock' as they relate to truck driver hours of service (HOS) regulations ahead of impending plans to alter those definitions to provide farmers and truckers with increased flexibility.
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A city nixed truck parking on streets. Now they want to kick trucks out...

An Illinois city recently voted to prevent trucks from parking on city streets -- and now they've turned their attention to trucks using the parking lots of businesses that have been closed for years.
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Ohio truck driver ordered off the road after double fatal crash, drug test failures

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an out of service order to a truck driver as a result of a string of multiple crashes coupled with multiple drug violations.
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State to start using camera system to ticket drivers in March

In just a few more weeks, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin using a camera system to enforce speed limits in construction zones.

‘Diesel Brothers’ to pay $851K for removing pollution control devices

Custom truck makers featured on a popular reality television show have been ordered to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars for allegedly removing pollution control devices from their vehicles.

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.

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.
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