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.

Supreme Court

Supreme Court hears case against New Prime Inc. over driver misclassification

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case that could have a serious long-reaching impact on the way truck drivers are paid moving forward.
Texas congressional candidate does a perfect job of breaking down how regulations harm truckers

Texas congressional candidate does a perfect job of breaking down how regulations harm truckers

A congressional candidate in Texas is showing support for the men and women of the trucking community in his latest video.
FMCSA Military

FMCSA okays allowing military personnel to skip CDL driving and knowledge tests

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a Final Rule that allows states to waive some CDL testing requirements for certain military personnel. 
Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J ex-president gets 12 and a half years for scamming truckers

Today former Pilot Flying J president Mark Hazelwood was sentenced to 150 months in prison for a diesel fuel rebate scheme designed to dupe small business truckers. In addition to the twelve and a half...
Ned Lamont

Connecticut gubernatorial candidate wants truck-only tolls

Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont is pitching a plan to use truck-only tolls to fund improvements to the state's transportation systems.
Daimler Recall

4500 Daimler trucks recalled for fuel line defect

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for thousands of trucks for a defect that could cause a fuel line to burst. 
Missouri mulls ending CDL revocation for failure to pay child support

Missouri mulls ending CDL revocation for failure to pay child support

Lawmakers in Missouri say that they are considering a plan to address the "truck driver shortage" by ending the practice of revoking a driver's CDL if he or she fails to pay child support.
Operation Safe Driver Week 2018 Results

57,000 citations issued during Operation Safe Driver Week

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this summer's Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz.

FMCSA makes it easier for diabetic drivers to operate interstate

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that streamlines the process for some diabetic drivers to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) interstate.
REMINDER: Brake Safety Week starts on Sunday

REMINDER: Brake Safety Week starts on Sunday

Don't forget -- the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) Brake Safety Week starts this Sunday.
Illinois troopers in semi trucks remind drivers: "You never know who is watching"

Illinois troopers in semi trucks remind drivers: “You never know who is watching”

Illinois State Police troopers cited several drivers during their most recent "Trooper in a Truck" detail.
Roadcheck 2018

Over 21% of trucks were placed out of service during Roadcheck 2018

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this year's Roadcheck inspection campaign.
Gas shortages reported ahead of Category Four Hurricane Florence

Gas shortages reported ahead of Category Four Hurricane Florence

With a potentially deadly Category Four hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, fuel shortages have already been reported, prompting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to declare a regional emergency.
Survey seeks truck driver input on detention time

Survey seeks truck driver input on detention time

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is asking truckers for information on how detention time impacts their day-to-day driving experiences.
Tropical Storm Gordon

FMCSA issues emergency declaration for Tropical Storm Gordon

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an emergency declaration providing regulatory relief for motor carriers and drivers in response to deadly Tropical Storm Gordon.
Indiana Toll Road plans to increase tolls for trucks only starting in October.

Indiana Toll Road plans to increase rates for trucks-only in October

Starting in October, the toll for Class 3 or higher vehicles is set to increase significantly on the Indiana Toll Road to support a $1 billion infrastructure plan proposed by Governor Eric Holcomb today.

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