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.

‘Ghost truck’ detail to help police target unsafe driving around semi trucks

This week, the Indiana State Police (ISP) are gearing up for a major enforcement effort designed to catch those who are distracted behind the wheel or driving aggressively near commercial motor vehicles.
3 Minute Idling Law

Bill would make it illegal for trucks to idle for more than three minutes...

The New York State Legislature is considering a bill that would substantially decrease the current legal idling time limit for heavy duty trucks. Senate Bill S3119 was introduced in...

Can truckers use CBD products? Here’s what you need to know.

As more “Cannabidiol” or CBD products come onto the market, a growing number of truckers are looking into whether using CBD could put their commercial driver's license (CDL) at risk.
10-4 Protest

Trucking protests throughout history: What’s going to happen now?

As news surrounding a potential upcoming trucker strike gains traction, many are wondering what impact, if any, the demonstrations will have on the trucking industry, and even the country at large. 

Georgia cops challenge you to spot the violation

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) shared a glaring load securement issue as their "Violation of the Week."

2,714 violations discovered during surprise five day hazmat/dangerous goods inspection blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from an unannounced inspection effort targeting trucks hauling hazmat or dangerous materials. The surprise Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods (HM/DG) Road...

DOT wants truckers to answer these 13 questions about U.S. supply chain disruptions

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking feedback from the trucking industry regarding points of weakness in the U.S. supply chain.

Drivers who injure highway protesters while fleeing for safety would be protected under ‘bold’...

This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis introduced new legislation aimed at curbing violent protest activities.

Buttigieg: “There is no cost to wasting a trucker’s time. We’ve got to fix...

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg seems to be working to spread the word about the unfair treatment of truckers, recent interviews show.  The recent supply chain disruption and subsequent backlog...

New York State moves to ban the sale of diesel-powered vehicles

y announced plans to ban the sale of gas and diesel-powered vehicles in coming years in an effort to slow greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
Oregon Truckers

Hundreds of truckers convoy against emissions bill

A massive group of truckers, loggers, farmers, and their family members descended on the state capitol in Oregon today to protest a controversial emissions bill.
PA Truck Ban

States issue truck bans ahead of snow storm

Transportation officials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have issued travel bans for some commercial vehicles in response to a winter storm.

FMCSA issues 33 state emergency declaration due to fuel shortages

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an emergency declaration in response to a deadly and damaging winter storm that has crippled many parts of the country and caused fuel shortages.
FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Owner-operators have until January 5 to register with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

For truck drivers operating under their own authority, time is running out to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse.
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.
PennDOT

PennDOT gets approval on plan to add tolls to bridges

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is considering a plan to add tolls to several of the state's bridges as a means of funding infrastructure repairs. On November...
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