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.

Bill would forbid FMCSA from passing speed limiter mandate for trucks

This week, a bill was introduced in the House that would ban the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from passing rules requiring speed limiter devices on vehicles.

New FMCSA task force to fight back against ‘predatory’ truck leasing

On Monday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the members of a new task force meant to protect truckers from unfair truck leasing agreements.
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USDOT approves oral fluid drug testing to help combat shy bladder, employee cheating on...

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued a Final Rule that will allow companies the option of using "oral fluid," or saliva, instead of urine when testing for drugs.

California officially outlaws the sale of ‘dirty’ diesel trucks starting in 2036

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved sweeping changes today that will force trucking fleets to transition to from diesel-powered trucks to electric vehicles.

VIDEO: Report argues trucker was not at fault in crash with rookie Washington trooper,...

A report shared by a Seattle news outlet looks at a crash that occurred last August on I-5 involving a newer Washington State trooper attempting a "rolling slowdown" maneuver and a semi truck driver.

Smuggers Notch reopens, but Vermont officials warn truckers to steer clear

Officials in Vermont are warning truck drivers to stay off of the notorious Smugglers Notch segment of Vermont Route 108 as the road opens for the spring. On...

Ohio trucking company to pay $1.25 million in sex discrimination lawsuit

Federal authorities say that an Ohio-headquartered trucking company has agreed to pay more than one million dollars to settle a lawsuit claiming that the company discriminated against female workers.

Bill outlawing self-driving trucks without a human driver on board advances in California

California lawmakers have advanced a high-profile bill that would ban the operation of heavy autonomous vehicles without a human in the cab.

Hundreds of trucks inspected during Georgia blitz targeting container drivers, distracted drivers

Last week, officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) held a large-scale enforcement effort targeting various commercial vehicle violations.

CHP hopes video will convince truckers to stop at brake check area

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is hoping that truckers learn from the mistakes of a driver whose truck allegedly caught fire after skipping a required brake inspection area.

FMCSA orders truck driver off the road following DUI crash that killed four in...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared a truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety following a multiple fatality crash in Tennessee last month.

Oklahoma troopers ticket trucker for going 64 in a 35 m.p.h. work zone

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) is asking commercial vehicle drivers to slow it down in construction zones after catching a truck driver going nearly 30 m.p.h. over the speed limit in a work...

Iowa DOT issues reminder about scale house parking for truckers

On Monday, Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) reminded truckers that they are "not only allowed, but encouraged" to park overnight at weigh stations.

VIDEO: ‘Not for hire’ truck driver pulled over by state trooper for speeding 20...

A traffic stop on a semi truck for speeding becomes complicated as the driver tries to explain to the trooper that he is not operating in interstate commerce.

Feds move forward with rulemaking to require side underride guards for trucks

On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they are pushing ahead with the rulemaking process to require side underride guards for large trucks and trailers.

Rule requiring automatic emergency braking systems for trucks under review by White House

Federal agencies are pushing forward a new rule to require automatic emergency braking systems on heavy trucks.