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.

CDOT

CDOT Launches Program To Help Truckers Drive In Mountains Without Losing Brakes

Colorado transportation officials launched a new safety initiative this week designed to help truck drivers to safety travel on the I-70 Mountain Corridor.
NCTDS

500 Truck Drivers Risk Losing CDL Due to Lost (Or Stolen?) School Records

State licensing officials have informed hundreds of truck drivers that they are at risk of losing their Commercial Drivers License (CDL) because the truck driver training school they attended failed to produce...
HOS Video

FMCSA Shares Video To Try To Explain Those New HOS Changes

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shared a video in which they to try to explain their proposed rule on changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.
HOS Sound Off

Here’s What Truckers Really Think About the New HOS Changes

On Wednesday morning, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) debuted their long-awaited changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, which sparked a firestorm of comments on trucking social media groups.
HOS

FMCSA’s Long-Awaited Hours of Service Changes Are Finally Here

After months of delay, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has finally published their proposed changes to truck driver Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations.
SBTC

Group Presses FMCSA to Study Whether ELDs Are Making Truckers Speed to Beat the...

A trucking industry trade group has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to examine the connection between the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate and the number of fatal traffic crashes caused by speeding.
Iowa State Fair

Trucker Grills Clueless Presidential Hopeful Over FMCSA Regulations in Video

A Democratic presidential candidate was cornered at the Iowa State Fair by a trucker who wanted very specific answers to his questions about trucking regulations.
No Truck Parking

Truck Parking Fines to Skyrocket in City — if Lawmakers Have Their Way

Lawmakers in New York City are hard at work at passing bills that would significantly increase the fines truckers would have to pay for parking in the wrong place.
CVSA's brake check blitz is coming in September

Week-long national brake safety blitz starts in just a few days

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA)'s Brake Safety Week is just around the corner -- and here's what you need to know to get ready.
Indy Crash

FMCSA: Truck driver lied about being fired before causing triple fatal crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Missouri-based truck driver out of service after an investigation into his driving history following a multiple fatality eight vehicle pileup crash in July 2019.
Chicken Plant

Nearly 700 arrested during ICE chicken plant raids

Federal authorities raided several Mississippi chicken plants yesterday, arresting hundreds of workers.
Surprise Brake Safety

Inspectors took 16% of trucks out of service during surprise brake blitz

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from an unannounced brake safety inspection spree that happened earlier this year.
Marijuana Truck

Prosecutors drop charges against hemp haulers who they say were tricked into trafficking marijuana

Oklahoma authorities have dropped charges against four men who they say were intentionally tricked into hauling illegal marijuana when they thought that they were hauling industrial hemp.
Swift Truck

CRST sued Swift over driver poaching — and won $15.5 million

Two of the nation's largest trucking companies went to court over claims of driver poaching -- and one of them came away millions of dollars richer.

FMCSA misses projected publication date for new ‘flexible’ HOS rules — again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has once again failed to meet the projected publication date set for the agency to debut their highly anticipated changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations.
Drugs

Report: Driver in fatal motorcycle crash was on drugs, reaching for drink

A new federal report says that a driver accused of causing a crash that claimed the lives of seven members of a motorcycle club in Randolph, New Hampshire in June was under the influence of drugs and distracted by a drink.

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