Laws & Regulations

Roadcheck 2012 is Coming. Are You Ready?

Roadcheck 2012 is quickly approaching. Is your truck ready? Are you ready? Find out the specifics on what inspectors are looking for here.

Pre-Paid Legal Service – Your Ticket To Freedom?

Are pre-paid legal services worth the money, or do they cause more harm than good. Read about some other truckers' experiences with them.

FMCSA Releases Planned Improvements to SMS

The FMCSA released planned "improvements" to the SMS. Are they moving in the right direction? Find out what improvements were made.

Clean Diesel Advances in 2012 Report

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a report detailing how much cleaner diesel fuel burns in today's trucks. Find out just how clean inside...

Clean Energy Magnate Betting On Natural Gas Semis

Semi trucks running on natural gas harvested here in North America could cut transportation budgets by a big chunk. How much?

Drug War May Catch Truckers by Surprise In Ohio

An Ohio senator, backed by a governor's drug initiative could cause unforeseen problems for law-abiding truckers.

ATA and OOIDA Challenge on EOBR Ruling

Today the ATA joined the OOIDA in a legal challenge regarding the FMCSA's new ruling on voluntary EOBR devices.

South Dakota Approves Bill Boosting Trucker Rights

South Dakota placed a ban on indemnity clauses for shipping companies looking to avoid responsibility for freight loss or damage.

Transporting Nukes – Can You Spot Them?

The Cold War is over, but the high-dollar cargo is still on the road. How do you spot them?

The Pre-Trip Inspection Dec. 12 – 19

Get the latest news on issues that matter to the trucking and transportation industries. Updated all week.

The Pre-Trip Inspection Dec. 5 – 12

LaHood releases final ruling and amendments to the Federal hand-held phone ban, FMCSA issues another shut down order, HOS regulatory debate heats up and more...

The Pre-Trip Inspection Nov. 14

Wednesday, Nov. 9 marked a day that Gov. Tom Corbett chose to make the roads in his state a little safer. He signed into law Pennsylvania Senate Bill 314, which makes texting while driving...

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