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.

INDOT Rest stop

Indiana closes popular rest stop, making it harder for truckers to find parking

Indiana transportation officials say that they will save millions of dollars by shutting down a busy rest stop in the near future.
Weather App

Popular weather app has been tracking and selling user data without permission, according to...

Los Angeles prosecutors have sued the operators of one of the nation's most popular weather apps for allegedly tracking users and selling their data to third parties. According to a statement issued by Los Angeles City...
New York ELDs

New York isn’t enforcing ELD regulations now — but that’s about to change

New York state transportation officials have confirmed that they are not issuing citations for Electronic Logging Device (ELD) violations at this time.
Cattle Truck

Study: Here’s where truckers really hate delivering to

A new survey found that an increasing number of truck drivers are so frustrated with working with grocery retailers -- especially since the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate went into effect -- that they are simply refusing to pick up or drop off from their locations. 
California Meal Rest Break Ruling

Eight states form partnership to help truckers find parking

A group of midwestern states are launching a new system to give truck drivers access to real time information about truck parking availability through their smart phones.
CHP Speeding

CHP adds more officers to catch speeders on the Grapevine

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is amping up patrols on the Grapevine in the new year in hopes of putting a stop to speeding drivers.
Truck Mirror Replacement

FMCSA to allow trucks to replace rear-view mirrors with cameras

This week, the Federal Motor Safety Association (FMCSA) approved a request that will allow  trucks to operate with their two rear-vision mirrors replaced by camera technology.

Multiple runaway trucks cause PennDOT to ban semis on state road

Transportation officials have announced that trucks weighing more than 13 tons will be banned on notorious Pennsylvania roadway after numerous big rigs have lost their brakes and crashed. 
California Meal Rest Break Ruling

FMCSA tells trucking companies they can ignore California rest break rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has said that carriers don't need to comply with the state of California's "extra rules" for truck driver meal and rest breaks, arguing that they cut down on productivity and that they hurt the economy.
Trucker ordered off the road after five drug arrests during roadside inspections in nine months

Trucker ordered off the road after five drug arrests in nine months

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered an Arkansas truck driver out of service for multiple DUIs in multiple states along with licensing and record of duty status violations.
FMCSA to allow year-long learner's permits for new truck drivers

FMCSA to allow year-long learner’s permits for new truck drivers

A newly published Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule will give states the choice to issue learner's permits that are valid for a full year to truck driver trainees.
U.S. government sues trucking company for allegedly overcharging them millions of dollars

U.S. government sues trucking company for allegedly overcharging them millions of dollars

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against one of the nation's largest trucking companies for allegedly duping the Department of Defense out of millions of dollars for years.

600 truck convoy gathers to protest new regulations

This weekend, hundreds of truckers came out to convoy against government regulations that they say would stifle the gas and oil industries.
Cattle Truck

FMCSA says no ELD needed for livestock haulers until further notice

The Federal Motor Carier Safety Administration (FMCSA) quietly announced this week that livestock haulers are free to run on paper logs instead of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) until further notice.
Snoqualmie Pass

State cracks down on chain law violators with increased fines and enforcement

Washington state transportation authorities announced that they are amping up chain enforcement on Snoqualmie Pass this winter. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) issued a warning on Monday, December 10, to let drivers know...

Trucker sentenced for using spy tools to help students cheat on CDL tests

A trucker was sentenced in federal court last week for his part in a plot to use "secret agent"-type devices to help non-English speakers in New York to fraudulently obtain commercial driver's licenses in Florida.

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