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.

Illinois trucking company files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

An Illinois motor carrier that employs several dozen truck drivers has filed for bankruptcy protection after the company was sued for failure to pay their bills.

Hammer down: Speed limits are going up in Arkansas

This week, transportation officials in Arkansas announced a major speed limit increase for interstates and highways.

These are the top 8 drugs that truckers tested positive for, according to the...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a detailed report on substance use violations compiled by their new national drug and alcohol database.

‘Speed Week’ aggressive driving enforcement campaign kicks off Thursday

New York State Police have announced that they'll amp up patrols as part of a special enforcement effort starting this week. Starting Thursday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 17, New...

FMCSA extends historic 50 state HOS waiver again, but fewer truckers will be covered

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has once again extended an unprecedented national Hours of Service (HOS) regulation waiver for drivers hauling some COVID-19 relief supplies.

FMCSA to allow some truck drivers to skip drug testing as they return from...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a waiver that will relax drug testing requirements for some truck drivers for the next few months.

Violence is making highways more dangerous for truckers. These concealed-carry bills could help.

As truckers are encountering increasing violence brought about by historic civil unrest, the need for new concealed-carry reciprocity laws has never been more evident.

21 violations discovered during pickup’s mobile home move job

A pickup truck driver's creative attempt to move a mobile home was halted when he was put out of service by law enforcement last week.
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New HOS rules face months or years of delay if Democrats have their way

A $500 billion transportation and infrastructure bill introduced by House Democrats on Wednesday could result in a major delay in the implementation date of new Hours of Service regulation changes.

FMCSA says no one has given them proof of broker violations

The acting head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) told industry stakeholders on Thursday that there is no evidence to back up trucker claims of unscrupulous freight brokers.
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FMCSA’s new Hours of Service rules to go into effect in September

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)'s recently debuted Hours of Service (HOS) rules are on course to go into effect in late September.

State to enforce new distracted driving law starting July 1

Law enforcement agencies in Indiana will begin enforcing a new distracted driving law statewide in just a few more weeks. Starting July 1, 2020, a new law will...

Truckers finally got that White House meeting. Here’s what happened.

After nearly three weeks of demonstrating in Washington D.C., a group of truckers finally met with White House officials to ask for federal help in their fight against cheap freight.

Truckers ask FMCSA for ‘immediate action’ against unscrupulous brokers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a petition on Tuesday asking for federal action to increase broker transparency to protect small business truckers.

Trump signs executive order giving federal agencies ‘tremendous power’ to cut regulations

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order intended to speed economic recovery by cutting unnecessary regulations.

Teamsters say new HOS rules could increase danger on U.S. roadways

While several trucking industry organizations have spoken out in favor of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Final Rule on Hours of Service regulations, Teamsters say that the rule changes are a threat to highway safety.
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