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.

FMCSA says no to Hours of Service exemption for livestock haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rejected a petition from several agricultural groups asking for more Hours of Service flexibility for drivers hauling livestock and other animal goods.

Truckers will pay more in tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in just a few...

A significant toll hike will go into effect on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in early 2023.

New per-mile & weight-based CMV highway fee to go into effect in Connecticut in...

Truckers who use roadways in Connecticut should be aware of a new highway usage fee going into effect early next year.

Multi-state trucker blitz underway on I-94 this week

Law enforcement agencies in multiple states are partnering this week to target commercial vehicle drivers traveling on I-94. From November 28 through December 2, 2022, troopers with the...

Truck tire anomaly sensors and thermal brake cameras now deployed at several Wyoming ports...

The Wyoming Highway Patrol's (WHP) Commercial Carrier Division announced that technology designed to help detect commercial vehicle tire or brake defects has been installed at several locations within the state.

This truck’s tire was so bad that an Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer...

An Iowa officer usually involved in the state's parks and wildlife programs recently spotted a tire problem so egregious that he pulled the truck over and called in the Iowa Department of...

More than 400 trucks inspected during Georgia distracted driving blitz targeting container haulers

Last week, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a three day enforcement operation targeting unsafe commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations near the Port of Savannah. Motor...

New York State troopers cited more than 400 truckers for violating weather-related CMV bans

Hundreds of truck drivers were cited over the weekend for violating commercial motor vehicle (CMV) travel bans implemented due to a massive snow storm. Hundreds of Truck...
EPA

Trucking company to pay nearly $72K for multiple raw milk spills, including incident that...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that a California trucking company has agreed to pay a financial penalty to resolve claims of violations of the Clean Water Act.

FMCSA shuts down two ‘related’ Houston trucking companies for ‘egregious violations’

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered two Texas motor carriers to immediately cease operations after one of the companies shifted operations to the other company following an out of service order.

New York issues major truck travel ban for multiple interstates and routes on Thursday

Transportation officials will not be allowed several major roadways on Thursday ahead of winter weather.

PennDOT issues travel restrictions for certain trucks on I-90 Wednesday evening

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued travel restrictions for certain vehicle types for Wednesday evening due to winter weather.

New Pennsylvania law requiring snow and ice removal from vehicles now in effect

A new law requiring drivers to remove snow and ice from vehicles is now in effect in Pennsylvania. In July 2022,  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed “Christine’s Law,” a bill...

13.3% of CMVs taken out of service for brake violations during CVSA Brake Safety...

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from Brake Safety Week 2022.

California prosecutes 20 for DMV scheme that put hundreds of ‘unqualified commercial drivers on...

This week, prosecutors in California announced the successful prosecution of Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) workers, trucking school owners, and affiliates who were allegedly involved in a scheme to provide commercial driver's licenses (CDL) to unqualified candidates.

Truck stops will soon need the same amount of power as a small town...

A big truck stop will soon require the same amount of power as a small town if electric semi trucks permeate the market as planned, a new study shows.