Laws & Regulations

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Truckers NOT exempt from Biden vaccine mandate rule going into effect in January, group...

A trucking group has issued dire warnings about the nation's supply chain after a newly released draft of a vaccine rule contains no exemption for members of the trucking industry.

Murders at 100 Year High: Concealed Carry May Get Trucker 10 Years in Prison

An attacker entered his rig due to Anti-Idling Laws and Unsafe Parking… Now he’s been arrested for his Concealed Carry Weapon. UPDATE: Trucker whose pet Rottweiler saved him from...
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FMCSA warns that upcoming 3G sunsetting could render some ELDs obsolete

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a notice to motor carriers on how Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) could be affected by upcoming changes to network services.

NDDOT ‘Road train’ pilot study seeking applications

The North Dakota Department of Transportation is seeking the help of trucking companies in a study examining the effects of longer trucks on state roads.  In the fall of...

Georgia cops challenge you to spot the violation

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) shared a glaring load securement issue as their "Violation of the Week."

Feds slap Navistar with $52 million fine, order company to buy and destroy old...

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued heavy-duty engine maker Navistar a hefty civil penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act. On October 25, the...

‘Heroes’ bill would exempt truckers from Biden vaccine mandate

A Tennessee Senator introduced legislation that would exempt essential workers -- including truck drivers -- from federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

The port problem isn’t for lack of truckers, port driver claims

As the administration works to alleviate congestion at ports on the west coast amid calls of a trucker shortage, at least one driver has spoken up to say ‘it’s not us.’ 

ATA among businesses set to meet with WH officials over delay of vaccine mandate

The American Trucking Associations is just one of several groups set to meet with White House Officials this week to discuss a potential delay of the recent vaccine mandate. 

Want to fix the supply chain? Start with paying truckers fairly, group says

As the nation becomes increasingly concerned over supply chain bottlenecks, a trade group representing small business truckers has presented a series of real-world solutions that includes more trucking parking and better pay for drivers.

DOT Secretary under fire for taking unannounced paternity leave amid supply chain chaos

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is facing criticism for taking multiple weeks of paid family leave while the trucking and transportation industry faces mounting supply chain woes.

Tire company ordered to pay truck driver $3 million for rollover crash

A Pennsylvania jury sided in favor of a dump truck driver who was severely injured in a rollover crash caused by reported tire tread failure.

Georgia troopers find major problems with monster truck haul

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) called out a driver hauling a monster truck for "the violation of the week" discovered during a roadside inspection.

Cross-border truckers must be fully vaccinated by January 2022, feds say

This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rolled out a sweeping new vaccine mandate for essential cross-border travelers -- including truck drivers -- that will go into effect in just a few months.

Truckers facing ‘significant challenges and frustration’ finding drug and alcohol testing services, group warns

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is issuing a warning to federal regulators regarding difficulty that truck drivers are having finding reliable drug and alcohol testing services due to supply issues.

2,714 violations discovered during surprise five day hazmat/dangerous goods inspection blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from an unannounced inspection effort targeting trucks hauling hazmat or dangerous materials. The surprise Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods (HM/DG) Road...
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