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.

Truck driver caught ‘throwing sparks and rubber debris’ for seven miles

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) took to Facebook to call out a truck driver for a major safety violation. On Friday, October 30, the Georgia DPS...
Brake Blitz

Inspectors took 5,156 trucks off the road during brake blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this year's Brake Safety Week enforcement effort.

Trump jokes of loadin’ up and truckin’ it “the hell out of this”

President Donald Trump joked about ‘hopping’ into a semi truck and driving "the hell out of this" at a rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Monday.  The rally was held...

Florida officials looking to enlist .5M truck drivers to end human trafficking

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody have teamed up to enlist half a million truckers in their fight against human trafficking. 

FMCSA orders truck driver out of service after illegal U-turn and hit-and-run kills two

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared a New Jersey-based truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety following a double fatality crash that occurred in September.

How To: Request Violation Removal from Clearinghouse

So you can report a drug or alcohol violation to Clearinghouse, but did you know that there is an option to request that violation be removed from a driver’s record? 
Pets

FMCSA denies unusual request for ELD and HOS exemption for pet owners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently denied a trucking trade group's request for exemption from Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Hours of Service (HOS) rules for drivers who travel with...

Female truck driver allegedly fired for failing strength test gets settlement & apology

A female truck driver was awarded a cash settlement after she alleged that she faced retaliation from a trucking company based on her gender after she failed a physical strength test.

Troopers issue warning, $1100 fine, after 3rd truck stuck in Smuggler’s Notch in 12...

Vermont State Police are warning truckers to steer clear of winding road famous for entrapping big trucks.

Feds say trucking company refused to hire female drivers for more than 30 years

A trucking company has been accused of violating federal law by opting not to hire qualified truck drivers on the basis of their gender.

Truckers blast freight brokers in comments to FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on broker transparency issues -- and truckers have not held back in expressing their opinions.

Family petitions for more lights, no ‘dark colors’ on big rigs following fatal crash

A new petition is asking transportation officials to require several changes to commercial motor vehicles to make them more visible at night in hopes of saving lives.

Distracted driving blitz targeting truckers hauling containers yields nearly 150 citations

Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS) recently conducted a truck enforcement operation near the Port of Savannah.

Colorado troopers cite 10% of truckers during surprise snow chain inspection

Earlier this week, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) conducted a surprise chain inspection along the I-70 corridor.

FMCSA shares online tool to help truckers understand those HOS changes that went into...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is trying to clear up any confusion about changes to truck driver Hours of Service (HOS) rules with an online educational tool.
FMCSA

Want to join the panel of truckers advising the FMCSA? Here’s how.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is actively looking for drivers to give direct advice on regulatory issues like Hours of Service rules, truck parking, and truck driver training.
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