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.

HOS changes start on Tuesday — Here’s what you need to know

Major changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations will go into effect in just a few days, so we rounded up the information you need to be ready.
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California to ban sale of gas-powered cars by 2035

The Governor of California has signed a major executive order that will prohibit the sale of gasoline powered vehicles in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On...

‘Targeted enforcement’ coming after big rigs keep crashing on West Virginia roadway

A West Virginia lawmaker says that he has asked for amped up law enforcement patrols on a Putnam County roadway after multiple semi truck rollovers.

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.

Truckers with expiring CDLs and medical cards get a break from FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has again extended a waiver to provide relief for truck drivers who have expiring licenses or medical cards amid the lingering COVID-19 crisis.

FMCSA approves swapping rear-vison mirrors for digital cameras

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has approved an exemption request to allow trucking companies to use a digital camera system in place of rear-vision mirrors.
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FMCSA creates panel of truck drivers to advise on issues critical to the trucking...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on Friday that they'll be putting together a team of truck drivers to advise the agency in creating regulations for the trucking industry.

FMCSA sued over upcoming Hours of Service rule changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is facing a lawsuit over upcoming changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations from groups who say that highway safety is at risk.

Resident complaints lead to $2,400 increase in truck fines

Truck drivers venturing off designated truck routes in Crawfordsville, Indiana could now face a fine of $2,500 for the transgression. The Crawfordsville City Council voted 5-1 Monday, September 14th...

FMCSA suspends HOS regulations for Hurricane Sally

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regional emergency declaration to provide regulatory relief for truckers hauling relief supplies in areas affected by Hurricane Sally.

FMCSA extends historic 50 state COVID-19 waiver through December 31

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a new months-long extension to an emergency declaration providing regulatory relief for truckers hauling certain goods amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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California slaps companies with $130K in fines for diesel emissions violations

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) says that they have issued thousands of dollars worth of fines to eight companies who allegedly violated diesel emissions requirements after listening to complaints from the...

Driver charged after police make string of atrocious equipment, documentation discoveries

Police say a driver has been charged after officers noticed multiple equipment and documentation issues during a local road safety initiative.  The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 8th at...

Seven senators fight back on plan to hike trucker insurance requirements to $2 MILLION

A group of senators are asking for changes to a current highway bill that would remove a massive increase in minimum insurance requirements for truckers.

‘Maximum enforcement’: Troopers to increase patrols in multiple states this weekend

Law enforcement across the county will be adding additional patrols over the long Labor Day weekend.

Ready for new HOS rules on Sept. 29? This ‘cheat sheet’ can help.

Ready or not, truckers will need to operate under a new set of Hours of Service (HOS) requirements starting at the end of September -- and if you're not prepared, this fact sheet can help you get up to speed.
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