Laws & Regulations

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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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Group blasts lawmakers ‘who know virtually nothing about trucking’ for dysfunction in industry

A representative for the trucking group Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) delivered a harsh message to out-of-touch lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday.
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Small Trucking Companies May Not Survive If Bill Passes

The last year has been tough for the trucking industry -- several trucking companies have closed their doors. Many of the defunct carriers cited insurance premiums as one of the factors. ...

UPDATE: Police cite trucker after motorist slams into oversized load of steel beams

Police in Massachusetts have issued multiple citations to a truck driver following a crash on Monday that left a motorist with serious injuries.

Trump to order meat-processing plants to remain open

After multiple meat-processing plants closed in recent weeks due to COVID-19, President Trump is expected to issue an executive order requiring them to remain open.

Bill granting immunity for drivers that unintentionally hurt someone blocking a highway on the...

A bill granting immunity to drivers that unintentionally injure someone blocking a highway was introduced into the Tennessee General Assembly this week.  The bill was scheduled for review by...

Traffic study concludes big rigs will be banned from Reeds Gap Road

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that tractor trailers will not longer be permitted on the mountainous Reeds Gap Road.  Following a push for better signage and a...

Navistar agrees to pay truck owners $135 million in defective engine suit

Navistar International Corp. has agreed to pay out $135 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed that the company knew that they were selling truck owners vehicles with defective MaxxForce engines.

More than 300 trucks inspected during Georgia blitz

This week, law enforcement in Georgia conducted a major commercial motor vehicle crackdown in response to an uptick in crashes.

Truckers could take home $25K in COVID-19 hazard pay under new ‘hero’ proposal

Senate Democrats have proposed a major hazard payout for workers at the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus.

CDOT conducting runaway ramp survey in response to fiery, 28-vehicle pileup crash caused by...

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to gauge truckers' familiarity with mountain roads and runaway ramps in particular.  The survey comes as a response to the...

Residents unwilling to proceed with truck parking plan even after officials recognize “we have...

A county in Florida is experiencing some serious unrest as officials look to solve the truck parking deficit in the area.  Just a few years ago, civic leaders and...

Senate passes $1.2 TRILLION infrastructure bill — with some controversial trucking provisions

After months of debate, the United States Senate passed a massive infrastructure spending bill which could have a huge impact on the trucking industry.

A major transportation safety group weighed in on new HOS rules — and they...

A federal transportation safety group has weighed in on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) proposed changes to Hours of Service regulations and found that there is "no evidence" that the changes will improve highway safety. 
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Road rage shootings are getting so bad in one city that police formed a...

Citing an increase in gun violence on the city's roadways, Memphis police are teaming up with Tennessee troopers for a major enforcement operation.

FMCSA thanks truckers for coming to the rescue during COVID-19 outbreak

Shortly after issuing a nationwide Hours of Service regulation waiver for truckers hauling Coronavirus relief supplies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) took a moment to thank the men and women of the trucking industry for coming to the aid of a nation in crisis.
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