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Stay up up to date on the latest laws & regulations that impact the trucking industry. Know your rights by staying informed on the issues and by being involved with our community of drivers.

Scam Alert

Truckers, don’t be fooled by that DOT letter scam

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has issued a scam alert about fraudulent marketers who are trying to trick truckers into paying for a free service.
Automatic Braking Systems

Bill would require automatic emergency braking systems in all new semis

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require all new commercial vehicles to come equipped with automatic braking systems.

FMCSA’s Long-Awaited Hours of Service Changes Are Finally Here

After months of delay, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has finally published their proposed changes to truck driver Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations.
Cattle Truck

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.
Women In Trucking Bill

New bill would force FMCSA to figure out how to make trucking more female...

This week, two U.S. Senators introduced legislation ultimately designed to increase the number of women truckers on the roads.
Trailer Brakes

Troopers stop truck with a big brake problem

State police in Maine say that they cited a truck driver for a major brake violation today.

DOT inspector admits to fraud, using sensitive info to secretly help his own trucking...

A New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) motor carrier inspector has pled guilty after he was accused of Workers Compensation fraud along with using his access to sensitive driver information to...

FMCSA to start charging trucking companies a new fee for every driver they hire...

Starting early next year, trucking companies will be required to pay the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) a fee prior to hiring each driver -- in addition to a once per year fee for already employed drivers -- as part of the agency's new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule.
10 states

FMCSA expands HOS regulation waiver to 10 states ahead of hurricane

As Hurricane Dorian intensifies and nears the U.S., the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has expanded their emergency declaration to include 10 southeastern states.
PA Turnpike 12

Here’s how much more you’ll be paying in tolls on the PA Turnpike soon

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will once again be increasing tolls for both passenger and commercial vehicles in just a few more weeks.
I-40 Challenge

Blitz Alert: Troopers placed every 20 miles of 2,555 mile interstate

Multiple state police agencies are teaming up for a major enforcement effort during the holiday weekend.
New Jersey

Face coverings required if you want to enter a New Jersey truck stop, grocery...

Authorities in New Jersey are permitting businesses like truck stops to refuse service to customers who are not wearing some form of face covering in an attempt to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHP Scale

Can you bypass scales when traffic is backed up? CHP weighs in — and...

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently stirred up a social media firestorm with a Facebook post about the legality of bypassing a scale house when traffic is backed up.

Week-long enforcement blitz to focus on ‘severe spike’ in speeding

On Tuesday, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) confirmed that "Operation Safe Driver Week" would take place as scheduled and would target drivers who exceed the speed limit.

FMCSA extends expiring hours of service waiver in all 50 states

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended nationwide regulatory relief for truck drivers hauling relief supplies for Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Swift Truck

CRST sued Swift over driver poaching — and won $15.5 million

Two of the nation's largest trucking companies went to court over claims of driver poaching -- and one of them came away millions of dollars richer.
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