Laws & Regulations

Iowa State Patrol calls out truckers for unsecured equipment hauls

Iowa State Patrol Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit (ISPCMVU) is asking CMV drivers to do better and make sure that their loads are secure before they begin traveling.

Georgia officer nabs CMV driver for fifteen violations, including no ELD

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) took to social media on Wednesday morning to call out a commercial motor vehicle driver who was taken out of service after more than a dozen violations were discovered.

‘Public health hazard’ — School district and residents fight to halt planned truck stop in Illinois

Residents are speaking out against a new truck stop planned for DuPage County, Illinois, calling it a "public health hazard."

FMCSA to tighten up rules for truckers providing relief during emergencies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will reduce the amount of regulatory relief provided to truck drivers who are providing direct assistance after disasters, according to a new rule released this week.

Two CMV chain check operations happening soon on I-70 in Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced two I-70 enforcement operations to ensure that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are following the state's chain laws.

Truck driver ignores police warnings, gets stuck in closed 12’1″ New York tunnel

A truck driver caused major disruptions to New York City traffic on Thursday when they ignored warning signs and a police officer and entered a tight tunnel connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

So what happens to the FMCSA if the government shuts down this weekend?

A government shutdown could happen this weekend -- here's how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the agency regulating the trucking industry, would...

VIDEO: Trump calls electric semis a ‘disaster’ for the trucking industry

In a recent interview for Meet the Press, former President Donald Trump weighs in on the impact of the push for electric vehicles within the trucking industry.

Bill to outlaw self-driving semis without a human in the cab vetoed by California Governor

California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a high-profile bill that would have banned the operation of autonomous big rigs without a human driver inside the cab.

FMCSA announced a 68 mph maximum in speed limiter mandate proposal – Then took it back 

The FMCSA announced a 68 mph maximum speed limiter mandate proposal, and then revoked the number on Monday evening.   The September 2023 Significant Rulemaking Report...

Feds say trucking company violated the law when they refused to hire a driver because of back pain

This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit against a logistics and speciality hauling company for allegedly discriminating against a truck driver who reported pain symptoms during the hiring process.

POLICE: Legal loophole may keep drivers in deadly Ft. Worth pile up from facing charges 

Police say that the truck drivers involved in last week’s deadly pile-up crash may not face charges for the incident.  The accident happened in Fort...

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