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.

Obama Vs. Trucking Bill

Obama Threatens To Veto Bill With 34-Hour Restart Ban

President Obama said Tuesday that he would veto a $55 billion bill, partly based on safety objections to trucking regulatory changes in the bill. The Republican bill, referred to as T-HUD, would fund both the...
News Conference

Truck Drivers Say Poor Working Conditions Led To Fatal Accidents

A group of Savannah truck drivers held a news conference yesterday (June 2) to answer critics after being blamed for 2 fatal accidents that recently took 10 lives just miles apart on I-16. The truckers at...
EPA Regulations

New EPA Regulations Could Dramatically Change Trucking Industry

The trucking industry is awaiting new EPA regulations from the Obama administration that could dramatically change the way that they do business. The new regulations would attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by requiring that...
Driver Facing Camera

Safety Concerns & Industry Pressure May Mean More Driver-Facing Cameras

When Swift Transportation announced that it would be installing driver-facing cameras in its trucks, the reaction from truck drivers was nothing if not vocal. Drivers have taken to Facebook and other forums to declare...
CDL Scam

Man Gets Two Years In Prison For CDL Test Scam

A Brooklyn court ordered that a man spend two years in prison for his role in a widespread CDL test fraud scheme, citing a threat to public safety as a justification for the harsh...
Rhoad Works

Trucking Companies Protest Toll To Pay For Bridge Repair

Trucking companies in Rhode Island agree with lawmakers that the state's deteriorating roads and bridges need repair -- but they do not agree on who should foot the bill. The Rhode Island Trucking Association has...
Compliance

VIDEO: Truck Driver Asks For Compliance With DOT, Border Patrol

We've seen a lot of videos lately of truck drivers taking a stand against DOT and Border Patrol officers. Here's one truck driver's counterpoint argument, asking drivers to comply with officers who are just...
Indiana Lawmakers

New Indiana Law Forces Slower Drivers Into Right Lane

New legislation passed in Indiana will require drivers who are obeying the speed limit in the left lane to move over for faster drivers or risk paying a $500 fine. The new law goes into...
Increased Enforcement

Sheriff Tickets 120 Truck Drivers In Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff's Department ticketed 120 truck drivers and issued 67 warnings to deter them from using Boones Ferry Road to avoid the Oregon Department of Transportation scales on I-5. Sheriff Jason Myers says that...
Study: Top 14 Reasons Female Truck Drivers Quit Their Jobs

Female Truck Drivers Claim CRST Ignored Sexual Assault Complaints

Female truck drivers are suing after they claim that CRST ignored their sexual assault complaints to the point that they have been forced to carry weapons to protect themselves from other drivers. Female Drivers Sue...
Congress

Experts Call Pro-Trucking Industry Bill An “Aggressive Attack On Safety”

“Christmas came early for the trucking industry," said Representative Nita Lowey of New York in reference to a $55.3 billion transportation spending bill that would allow bigger trucks, eliminate requirements for increased insurance coverage for trucking...
Unfair Ticketing

Midwest Truckers Association Accuses Cops Of $2.5 Million In Unfair Overweight Tickets In Will...

In a letter to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the head of the Midwest Truckers Association is accusing police of ticketing unsuspecting truck drivers on a section of Manhattan-Monee Road from U.S. Route 52 east...
Winsor Hill Hauling and Recycling Corporation

Trucking Organizations Urge Government To Pass Long-Term Highway Bill

With the MAP-21 bill set to expire at the end of May, the American Trucking Association (ATA) and Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) are both urging lawmakers to pass a long-term highway funding bill. The...
Former KC Trucking Company Owner Gets Three Years For Tax Evasion

Florida Truck Driver Jailed, Inadequate GPS System Blamed

A Florida truck driver is in jail in Washington County until a $10,000 collateral is paid toward his $17,386.50 fine for driving an overweight truck on a road with a 10-ton weight limit over...
Marijuana

No IFTA Sticker Leads To Rap Star Nelly’s Arrest

Tennessee State Troopers arrested rap star Nelly Saturday morning on drug charges after the stopping his Prevost motor coach bus for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker...
Cross Sound Enhancemet Project

3,000 Trucks To Be Diverted From I-95 By Ferry And Rural Roads

One sentence in a thousand page legal document could divert 3,000 trucks off of Connecticut's I-95 onto a ferry and local backroads. The project, dubbed the "Cross Sound Enhancement Project" is a plan by the...
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