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.

New York announces statewide diesel truck emission enforcement blitz 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is conducting a week-long enforcement detail targeting idling trucks and emissions violations.

Louisiana lawmaker’s bill would double fines and use cameras to catch speeding drivers on...

Louisiana lawmaker recently introduced a bill to use cameras to enforce speed on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in an effort to cut down on dangerous crashes.

New border inspections repealed after Abbott reaches deal with Mexican states 

Increased truck inspections at the Texas Mexico border have been repealed after Governor Abbott reached an agreement with several Mexican states.  Abbott dropped the new inspection rules after an...

Increased inspections at the border have cost Texas $4.3 billion so far 

The Texas economy has lost billions of dollars in product as a result of the recent increased border inspections, economists estimate.  Governor Greg Abbott’s increased inspections at the Texas...

REMINDER: Troopers may pay you a visit if you’re stopped in Virginia today 

Virginia State Police may knock on your truck door if you’re stopped at truck stops or rest areas in the state for the next few days.  The trooper visits...

Truckers would earn overtime pay under newly introduced bill

A Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation that would overturn a longstanding labor law to allow truck drivers to collect overtime pay.

Three day human trafficking and CMV inspection initiative to take place at Virginia truck...

Virginia State Police (VSP) announced that they'll be conducting a high-visibility initiative "to Detect, Deter & Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking Among Commercial Vehicle Drivers" starting next week.

Louisiana proposes tandem trailer hauling to “solve the [trucker shortage] problem overnight” 

Louisiana officials have proposed tandem trailer hauling as a way to alleviate supply chain bottlenecks at state ports.  Senate Bill 477, sponsored by Sen. Gary Smith, D-Norco, passed the...

More than 800 violations discovered during three day commercial vehicle enforcement detail

This month, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) spearheaded a three day enforcement effort targeting "unsafe commercial vehicles and drivers."
Truck Emissions

Truck repair shops admit to conspiracy to tamper with emissions control systems

Two diesel repair companies have pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado.

Increased inspection requirements eased at one border crossing after agreement with Mexican Governor 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has agreed to ease state inspection requirements for semi trucks at one border crossing after reaching an agreement with one Mexican Governor.  As of Wednesday,...

Virginia Governor vetos bill to restrict truck operations during bad weather

This week, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin vetoed a bill that was written in response to a weather incident and crashes that left hundreds of drivers stranded on I-95 for 24 hours in January.

New York State Troopers are hiding in plain sight for ‘Operation Hardhat’ enforcement

The New York State Police (NYSP) have kicked off their annual enforcement effort to target reckless drivers in work zones.

Pennsylvania bill would require businesses to grant restroom access to truck drivers

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a bill to increase truck driver access to restroom facilities.

Mexican truckers plan to extend double-inspection protest to block all US-Mexico ports 

Mexican truckers are planning to expand their current protest of newly instated inspection processes to include all ports of entry between the US and Mexico.  The protests began earlier...

Drivers to receive $145k+ in damages after being disciplined, fired for refusing to drive...

Two truckers will be awarded more than $145,000 in back wages and damages after their company disciplined and fired them for refusing to drive while fatigued or sick.  According...