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.

Ohio Trucker

Ohio truck driver ordered off the road after double fatal crash, drug test failures

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an out of service order to a truck driver as a result of a string of multiple crashes coupled with multiple drug violations.
CVSA Hazmat

Hundreds of out of service conditions discovered during first-of-its-kind hazmat blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from a week-long inspection effort targeting hazmat haulers that they conducted back in August.
White House Petition

Thousands of truckers ask Trump to immediately shut down ELDs

A petition asking the White House to immediately suspend Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations has garnered thousands of driver signatures in just a few days.
Trucking Fatality Rate

Truck fatalities are at the highest rate since 1988. Are ELDs to blame?

Startling new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that large truck occupants are dying in crashes at the highest rate in decades following the implementation of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations intended to increase highway safety.
Drunk Driving Tech

Lawmakers cooking up a new way to keep you from driving after drinking

Two senators have introduced a bill that would require all new vehicles to come equipped with technology that would prevent the driver from operating under the influence of alcohol.
DOD Hauler

Ammunition and explosives hauler asks for a break from HOS regulations

A trucking company that regularly hauls sensitive materials for the U.S. government has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for an exemption from Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.
HOS comment period

Time is running out to submit your comments on HOS changes

There is only one week left to submit your comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on their proposed changes to Hours of Service regulations.
ATRI 2019

List ranks top ten biggest worries in trucking for 2019

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its annual list of the top critical issues facing the trucking industry.
NYS DOT

DOT inspector admits to fraud, using sensitive info to secretly help his own trucking...

A New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) motor carrier inspector has pled guilty after he was accused of Workers Compensation fraud along with using his access to sensitive driver information to...
FMCSA

FMCSA boss to step down by end of October

A little over a year after taking the reins at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Administrator Raymond P. Martinez will be stepping down.
Semi Truck Driveway

Indiana town bucks the trend by voting down truck parking ban

While a growing number of cities are choosing to restrict truck parking in residential and commercial areas, an Indiana town recently voted against a proposed ordinance that would have prevented truckers from parking in their own driveways.
NTSB

A major transportation safety group weighed in on new HOS rules — and they...

A federal transportation safety group has weighed in on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) proposed changes to Hours of Service regulations and found that there is "no evidence" that the changes will improve highway safety. 
Michigan State Police

Controversial Michigan roadside drug testing kicks off statewide this week

Law enforcement officers across the state of Michigan will be able to conduct roadside drug testing on drivers, starting this week -- in spite of the the fact that the results of the roadside saliva tests have not always aligned with the results from later blood tests.
Milton WI Truck Parking

Wisconsin town outlaws semi truck parking on all but one city street

The city of Milton, Wisconsin, passed an ordinance this week that will ban almost all semi truck parking on city streets.
Drug and Alcohol Database

Voluntary registration for FMCSA drug and alcohol database opens, mandatory compliance date looms

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has opened registration for its Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
CHP Scale

Can you bypass scales when traffic is backed up? CHP weighs in — and...

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently stirred up a social media firestorm with a Facebook post about the legality of bypassing a scale house when traffic is backed up.

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