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.

Self-driving trucks may see congressional action in 2018

FMCSA asks for comment on plan to fast-track driverless trucks

This week, federal agencies have announced plans to remove "unnecessary regulatory barriers" that would slow down the deployment of driverless truck technology.
$26 Million

Trucking companies to pay $26 million for fatal road rage cat-and-mouse crash

A federal jury in Oregon has ordered two trucking companies to pay out tens of millions of dollars for their role in a road rage crash that cost a motorist her life.
I-75 Henry County

Truck driver issued homicide charges following fiery interstate crash

A semi truck driver has been charged for his role in a crash that claimed four lives on a Georgia interstate last week.
CSP I-70

Troopers in crackdown mode on interstate for the rest of the month

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has announced that they are focusing enforcement efforts on truck drivers traveling on an interstate that was recently the scene of a deadly pileup crash.
CHP high truckers

CHP says they’re catching more truckers driving while high

A recent Facebook post made by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that troopers are seeing an increased number of truck drivers who are under the influence of marijuana.
CVSA Cheat Sheet

CVSA offers ‘cheat sheet’ to get you through Roadcheck

With the nationwide Roadcheck truck inspection blitz only only weeks away, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) has released a "cheat sheet" to help trucker prepare.
Speed Limit Montana

State passes law to increase truck speed limits

Lawmakers in Montana have passed a bill that will increase the speed limit for commercial vehicles on both interstates and highways.
Alabama Intrastate

Alabama passes bill allowing 18 – 20 year olds to drive CMVs intrastate

One of the last two states that forbid drivers under 21 years of age from operating commercial vehicles intrastate has passed a bill to allow 18 -- 20 year olds to drive trucks as long as they stay within Alabama state lines.

FMCSA moves forward with under 21 truck driver pilot program

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially announced their intentions to move forward with a plan that would allow teenagers to operate commercial vehicle interstate by asking for public comment...

Petition calls for dropped charges for truckers hauling hemp in Idaho

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition that calls for Idaho authorities to drop drug trafficking charges that were recently leveled against three truck drivers who were caught hauling hemp in the state.
Truck Parking Crisis

Mega-carrier agrees to $37 million settlement in lease-to-own suit

C.R. England Inc. recently announced that they have agreed to pay out nearly $38 million to a group of truck drivers who say that they were misled into entering into a lease-to-own program with financial terms that made it tough for them to succeed.
Operation Hard Hat 3

Troopers go ‘undercover’ for week-long enforcement blitz

The Illinois State Police will be hiding right under the nose of passing drivers during a special undercover patrol operation this week.
HOS Date Set

New ‘flexible’ Hours of Service regulations set to debut in June

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is scheduled to unveil its highly anticipated changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations early next month.
Operation Safe Driver Week 2019

CVSA releases dates for weeklong driver crackdown

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the dates for this year's Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement campaign.
State to use cameras to catch work zone speeders

State to use cameras to catch work zone speeders

Transportation authorities in Pennsylvania will start using camera technology to automatically detect and ticket drivers who speed in work zones.
Drone Move Over

Police use drone to show how serious they are about ‘move over’ enforcement

An Illinois sheriff has shared unique drone footage showing just how quickly and efficiently they are pulling over drivers who fail to move over for emergency vehicles. On Monday,...

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