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.

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.

CHP pulled a driver in for a mudflap violation, but found something way worse

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that they're "saving lives, one inspection at a time" after discovering a dangerous violation.
Vacant Lot

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.

FMCSA exempts Transco, Inc. from 30 minute break rule — sort of

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a large grocery retailer an exemption from the 30 minute break requirement.
Roadcheck 2019 Results

Over 12,000 trucks removed from the road during 3 day blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says that they removed thousands of trucks from the road during a three day inspection campaign.
Hurricane Dorian

FMCSA waives HOS regs as Hurricane Dorian barrels down on Florida

As Florida braces for what could be a devastating hurricane, authorities have waived certain regulations for truckers hauling relief supplies.

Senator behind semi truck ‘speed limiter’ law retires

This week, a Georgia Senator who introduced controversial commercial vehicle "speed limiter" legislation earlier this summer announced his retirement.

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.
OOS Crash

Troopers took a trucker out of service. Four hours later, he caused a multi-vehicle...

Wisconsin police say that they placed a semi truck driver out of service for license violations just a few hours before he allegedly caused a crash that injured three people.
5 fatal crash

Company ordered to pay massive $280 million payout for semi vs. SUV crash that...

A Georgia jury has awarded a family an historical payout in the wake of a fatal 2016 tractor trailer vs. SUV collision.
GATS Listening Session

Watch truckers grill FMCSA in HOS listening session here

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration representatives were on hand to listen to what truckers had to say about coming Hours of Service changes during a listening session on Friday.
HOS Comment Period

You Have Until October 7 To Submit Your Comment On HOS Changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on their proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.
I-80 Enforcement

CHP To Amp Up CMV Enforcement After Truck Fires

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that it will be increasing commercial vehicle enforcement along a major interstate after a recent uptick in truck fires.
Backroad Cameras

New Law Allows State To Use Cameras To Catch And Ticket Truckers On Restricted...

Delaware lawmakers have passed legislation that will allow for the use of camera technology to enforce truck routes without a traffic stop by law enforcement.

CDOT Launches Program To Help Truckers Drive In Mountains Without Losing Brakes

Colorado transportation officials launched a new safety initiative this week designed to help truck drivers to safety travel on the I-70 Mountain Corridor.

500 Truck Drivers Risk Losing CDL Due to Lost (Or Stolen?) School Records

State licensing officials have informed hundreds of truck drivers that they are at risk of losing their Commercial Drivers License (CDL) because the truck driver training school they attended failed to produce...

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