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.

Trucking Alliance Pushes Agenda

Mandated EOBRS: An Estimated Timeline

What are your thoughts on EOBRs?
Time For A Break

Upcoming HOS Changes

These HOS laws go into effect soon.
4 Hours of Service Points to Know

4 Things to Know About the Final Hours Of Service Rule (HOS)

These final rules go into place permanently in July of 2013. How will they affect your drive day?
Medication

If You Take These Medications, You Might Not Get A CDL

If you take any of these medications or have any of these illnesses, you may be disqualified from obtaining a CDL.
Medical Card Changes For Drivers

Upcoming Changes for CDL Holders

Get the information you need to know about upcoming medical card requirements.
Reform

Why Truck Drivers Should Care About Tort Reform

Have you heard of tort reform? Read why you should know and care about it.
MudFlap Laws

Truck Mud Flap Laws

Did you know there are mud flap laws? Find out what they are here.
Firearm Laws

Truck Drivers’ Gun Rights By State

Find out which states will honor your conceal and carry permit.
Roadcheck 2012

Roadcheck 2012 is Coming. Are You Ready?

Roadcheck 2012 is quickly approaching. Is your truck ready? Are you ready? Find out the specifics on what inspectors are looking for here.
Police Officer

Pre-Paid Legal Service – Your Ticket To Freedom?

Are pre-paid legal services worth the money, or do they cause more harm than good. Read about some other truckers' experiences with them.
Tanker

FMCSA Releases Planned Improvements to SMS

The FMCSA released planned "improvements" to the SMS. Are they moving in the right direction? Find out what improvements were made.
California Air

Clean Diesel Advances in 2012 Report

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a report detailing how much cleaner diesel fuel burns in today's trucks. Find out just how clean inside...
Green Energy Semi Trucks

Clean Energy Magnate Betting On Natural Gas Semis

Semi trucks running on natural gas harvested here in North America could cut transportation budgets by a big chunk. How much?
Truck

Drug War May Catch Truckers by Surprise In Ohio

An Ohio senator, backed by a governor's drug initiative could cause unforeseen problems for law-abiding truckers.
EBOR

ATA and OOIDA Challenge on EOBR Ruling

Today the ATA joined the OOIDA in a legal challenge regarding the FMCSA's new ruling on voluntary EOBR devices.
South Dakota

South Dakota Approves Bill Boosting Trucker Rights

South Dakota placed a ban on indemnity clauses for shipping companies looking to avoid responsibility for freight loss or damage.

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