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.

13 state truck crackdown taking place now through March 5

More than a dozen states are currently participating in a commercial vehicle enforcement effort, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Arkansas carrier says ‘nuclear verdict’ forced them to close

An Arkansas-based trucking company closed for good this week, citing a multi-million dollar "nuclear" lawsuit that reportedly made it impossible to secure insurance coverage.

‘Flexible’ Hours of Service Final Rule submitted to White House for approval

Months after debuting proposed changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that they have submitted a Final Rule to the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.

Kentucky troopers kick off two week driver crackdown

This week, the Kentucky State Police started a two-week enforcement effort targeting both commercial and passenger vehicles.

Video dives into New York City’s crackdown on idling trucks

Last week, New York City officials pushed a program that rewards locals with cash for reporting on idling trucks -- here's what you need to know.

Locals get paid cash for tattling on idling trucks under ‘War on Idling’ effort

New York City has renewed efforts to cut down on idling vehicles with a new awareness campaign featuring rocker Billy Idol.

Trucking co. ordered to pay for coercing driver to violate safety rules

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered a now-defunct Connecticut trucking company to pay a truck driver complained and then quit after allegedly facing retaliation for refusing to violate safety regulations.

Georgia cops call out truck driver for driving for miles on rims

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) took to Facebook on Monday to chide a truck driver for driving for miles on his rims.

FMCSA: 8000 violations discovered in first few weeks of federal drug & alcohol database

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that their new online drug and alcohol database has identified thousands of violations in the first few weeks of operation.
Truck Tolls

Connecticut governor says he gives up on truck-only tolls — for now

Yesterday Connecticut governor Ned Lamont said that he was abandoning his controversial truck-only toll plan after legislative leaders failed to schedule a vote on the bill.

Trucking co. sues, claiming feds seized $181K in cash from employee

A Florida-based trucking company has filed suit after they say that federal authorities seized more than $181,000 in cash meant to purchase trucks for their fleet.
DOT CBD Notice

DOT issues warning about use of CBD products

The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a memo clarifying common questions about the use of CBD products for safety-sensitive workers.
Rhode Island to begin truck-only tolls on June 11

Rhode Island eyes plan to double truck-only toll

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is currently accepting public comments on a plan to steeply increase toll rates for truckers.
OOIDA at hearing

Group blasts lawmakers ‘who know virtually nothing about trucking’ for dysfunction in industry

A representative for the trucking group Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) delivered a harsh message to out-of-touch lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday.
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

NY mayor orders increased truck enforcement — with $7000 citations — starting Monday

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered city police to start handing out heavy truck violation citations as high as $7000 starting next week.
Parkway Bridge Strike

NY governor proposes steep increase in fines for overheight & overweight trucks

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today unveiled his 2021 budget proposal that includes a measure designed to cut down on bridge strikes by trucks.
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