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.

Brake Safety Week

Nearly 5,000 trucks taken off the road during safety blitz

This year, nearly 5,000 commercial vehicles were placed out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week inspection campaign. 

FHP is forced to drop a speeding ticket after a CDL driver shows them...

A CDL driver says that technology saved his job after he was ticketed for driving 90 m.p.h. in a 70 m.p.h. zone.
Judge says no: Pilot Flying J ex-president to spend Christmas behind bars

Pilot exec begged to spend Christmas at home. He’ll spend it behind bars...

A former Pilot Flying J executive convicted for defrauding truckers will be spending Christmas in a prison cell in spite of his request to spend the holiday with his family.
EPA

Two trucking companies forced to clean up air around schools for driving without DPF

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) slapped two large trucking companies with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fines for operating without diesel particulate filters.
Whimsical California county hopes vulture sculptures will keep semi trucks from wrecking a bridge

California county comes up with wacky new idea to stop trucks from hitting overpass

Transportation officials in Sonoma County, California, are trying an innovative new tactic to keep truck traffic off of a one lane bridge.
FMCSA Studies Driver Schedules

FMCSA plans to study how driver schedules impact crash risk

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is planning on gathering data and public comments on how commercial vehicle driver schedules impact driver fatigue and highway safety.
Virginia Tolls

Virginia eyes tolls for trucks on I-81

Virginia transportation officials are considering tolling drivers on I-81 to the tune of $2 billion in order to fund infrastructure improvements.
Truck parking tickets will be going up exponentially in Fort Worth

Truck parking tickets will be going up exponentially in Fort Worth

City officials in Fort Worth, Texas, have voted to increase the fees for illegal parking for both commercial and passenger vehicles.
Judge says no: Pilot Flying J ex-president to spend Christmas behind bars

Pilot Flying J ex-president asks for Christmas at home before 12 years in prison

Pilot Flying J's former president Mark Hazelwood has asked a judge to allow him to spend the holidays at home with his family before he reports to prison to serve his twelve and a half year sentence for scamming truck drivers out of millions of dollars.
Tennessee to amp up enforcement on Highway 70 this week

Tennessee to amp up enforcement on Highway 70 this week

Law enforcement agencies across Tennessee will be increasing enforcement on U.S. Highway 70 this week. 
Iowa DOT

Iowa DOT broke the law by issuing 13,000 citations, says court

Last week the Iowa Supreme Court found that the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) did not have the authority to issue approximately 13,000 citations over the course of two years.
Legalized pot linked to increase in crashes, says study

Legalized pot linked to an increase in crashes, says study

A report released this week says that states that legalized marijuana have seen an increase in crashes.
Volvo Emissions

Volvo issues warning about emissions systems

This week, Volvo Group issued a warning that an emissions control component used in North American trucks "is degrading more quickly than expected."
Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to ban loaded firearms in vehicles

Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to ban loaded firearms in vehicles

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to cut down on road rage by banning drivers from carrying loaded weapons in their vehicles.
VIDEO- Trucker takes on construction zone on Hopland Grade. It does not go well.

Caltrans issues warning to truckers: Stay off SR 175 or get ready for “the...

In response to the viral video of a truck overturning and falling down an embankment on Hopland Grade, Caltrans has issued a warning to truck drivers to heed the signs awn stay away.
10-4

Dozens of truckers descend on D.C. for 10-4 demonstration

Today numerous truck drivers convoyed to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in order to raise awareness about various issues in the trucking industry.

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