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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.

FMCSA to study 6/4 and 5/5 sleeper berth splits

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced plans to explore more sleeper split options.

Pennsylvania’s trucking industry is “disappointed” and actively speaking out against the upcoming bridge tolls

Trucking industry experts say they are “disappointed” by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s plan to move forward with the tolling of 9 major bridges across the state.  The proposed...

Nevada trucker ordered off the road after two DUI arrests 12 days apart

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Nevada-based commercial vehicle driver off the road for multiple alcohol violations. Truck driver Julio Perea Ayala was declared...

FMCSA increases fines for trucking regulation violations for the second time in 2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has increased the fine amount for trucking violations to reflect inflation. 

Minneapolis to vote on city-wide semi truck parking ban

This week, city official in Minneapolis will vote on a controversial proposal that would effectively ban drivers from parking a semi truck under many circumstances.

Senate passes $1.2 TRILLION infrastructure bill — with some controversial trucking provisions

After months of debate, the United States Senate passed a massive infrastructure spending bill which could have a huge impact on the trucking industry.

Only a change in mindset will fix the ‘driver shortage,’ industry expert claims

A New York Trucking Industry expert says that a change in mindset may be the only strategy for righting the ‘driver shortage’ exacerbated by the pandemic.  President of the...

US Reps introduce bill aimed at supporting women in trucking

A representative from Kansas has introduced a bill aimed at incorporating more female drivers into the trucking industry.  The bill was introduced by US Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas...
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