Laws & Regulations

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.

FMCSA misses projected publication date for new ‘flexible’ HOS rules — again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has once again failed to meet the projected publication date set for the agency to debut their highly anticipated changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations.
Drugs

Report: Driver in fatal motorcycle crash was on drugs, reaching for drink

A new federal report says that a driver accused of causing a crash that claimed the lives of seven members of a motorcycle club in Randolph, New Hampshire in June was under the influence of drugs and distracted by a drink.
Multiple crashes and icy roads shut down Snoqualmie Pass

FMCSA debuts permanent crash preventability determination program

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the agency plans to make the transition to a long term crash preventability determination program in order to "gain additional data to recognize possible safety risks on our nation’s roads."

Fines for violating trucking regulations are going up

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is increasing fines for violating trucking regulations.

Trucking school owner pleads guilty to $4.2 million VA fraud scheme

Trucking school owner pleads guilty to $4.2 million VA fraud scheme
MN Left Lane

State to start enforcing new left lane law this week

Starting this week, police in Minnesota will start enforcing the state's updated "Slow Poke" law.
ELD Survey

Survey: 12% of trucking companies aren’t ELD compliant

A recent study into fleet compliance with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate found that a significant number of companies are lagging behind on meeting requirements.
Fatal motorcycle Crash

Trucking company reportedly shuts down following fatal motorcycle crash

A trucking company has reportedly closed its doors shortly after the Massachusetts Attorney General announced an investigation into the company in the wake of a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire.
TuSimple

Now you can take a college class to learn how to drive self-driving trucks

An Arizona community college is offering an unusual new course that promises to train truck drivers for a job that doesn't really exist yet. Tucson, Arizona's Pima Community...
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.
Female & Minority Truckers

FMCSA to examine violence against female & minority truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced plans to conduct a survey on the prevalence and severity of race and gender related harassment and violence experienced by women and minority truck drivers.
TN Trooper

Road rage shootings are getting so bad in one city that police formed a...

Citing an increase in gun violence on the city's roadways, Memphis police are teaming up with Tennessee troopers for a major enforcement operation.
Fatal motorcycle Crash

Bill to toughen up CDL requirements after crash that claimed motorcyclists’ lives

The Governor of Massachusetts has introduced a bill that would significantly increase the requirements for obtaining and keeping a commercial drivers license (CDL) in the wake of a high profile crash that claimed the lives of several members of a motorcycle club.
Missing Wheel Assembly

Oversized load driver arrested after troopers discover missing wheel assembly

New Hampshire State Police say that they arrested a truck driver who they were providing an escort for after discovering multiple violations.
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.
Trooper in a Truck

Troopers ticketed 43 drivers during 3 hour detail by hiding in a semi truck

Indiana State Police say that they were able to tickets dozens of drivers today thanks to a trooper perched in a semi truck who was able to spot violations that normally go unnoticed by officers in cruisers.

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