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.

Safe Haven Rule Explained

Safe Haven Rule Explained

The FMCSA’s Safe Haven rule is perhaps one of the FMCSA’s most misunderstood and misquoted rules. Drivers often assume the rule applies to safe and available parking, but that’s not always the case.
Minnesota To Double Biodiesel Standards In 2018

Minnesota’s New Biodiesel Mandate Causes Controversy

Minnesota's new 10 percent biodiesel requirement is highest in the nation, good for farmers but angering the state trucking association with concerns about price and quality

Pennsylvania Steps Up Enforcement Of Refrigerated Loads

Pennsylvania's department of food safety and law officials step up enforcement of refrigerated loads through code red.

Maryland Increases Enforcement Of Move-Over-Law

Officials in Maryland on the whole stretch of I-95 increase enforcement of the state's move-over-law to spread a message and $750 fine .
Make a CB Threat, Go to Jail?

Make a CB Threat, Face a Fine?

A truck driver is in hot water for making verbal threats to another truck driver via CB radio. Read about CB laws here.
Rhode Island Placed Nearly 1 In 5 Truckers Out Of Service During Roadcheck

Roadcheck 2014: Arizona Places 164 Drivers Out Of Service

Arizona releases results of Roadcheck 2014.
120 Overweight Vehicles Ticketed For Violating Frost Law

120 Overweight Vehicles Ticketed For Violating Frost Law

120 overweight trucks ticketed for violating Michigan's frost law.
largest targeted enforcement campaign

It’s Here: Roadcheck 2014

This year's Roadcheck 2014, scheduled between June 3rd through June 5th 2014, is the largest targeted enforcement campaign on trucks and buses.
Nebraska Troopers Spring Second Surprise Truck Inspection Blitz In Two Daysvideo

Surprise Inspections In Norfolk, Nebraska

Truckers in Norlfolk, NE surprised when authorities conducted 80 inspections and handed out over 260 violations.
OOIDA Asks FMCSA To Extend Certified Medical Examiner Deadline

FMCSA To Drivers: Certified Medical Examiner Rule Now In Effect

The FMCSA's new Certified Medical Examiner rule went into effect today. The FMCSA issued a press release, reminding drivers that beginning today, all USDOT driver physicals must be performed by a doctor form the Certified Medical Examiner's Registry.
Interstate 75

Florida Bill To Increase Speed Limits – Vetoed

Just days following the funeral of state trooper Chelsea Richard, a bill (SB 392) allowing drivers to drive 75 miles per hour on Florida highways has been vetoed by Governor, Rick Scott.
Red Light

16 States Pass “Dead Red” Laws, Allowing Cyclists To Run Red Lights

In March, 16 states passed house bill 1080, a rule better known as the “dead red” law.
Court Sides With Truckers In Wage Dispute Because Of Missing Comma

Justice for Truckers

It is time for trucking to take a step forward and protect their greatest asset, their drivers!
California Town's Truck Parking Ban Extended

California Town’s Truck Parking Ban Expanded

Trucks will no longer be able to park select business park streets in Vista, California. Last week, the Vista City Council voted unanimously to ban all trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds from parking Park Center...
OOIDA Asks FMCSA To Extend Certified Medical Examiner Deadline

FMCSA: Medical Examiner Requirement Going Into Effect SOON!

Beginning May 21, 2014, all driver medical examinations must be performed by a doctor on the FMCSA's Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
Text And Drive

Distracted Driving Awareness: U Text. U Drive. U Pay.

State Highway Safety Offices taking action by supporting a national campaign called: ‘U Drive. U Text. U Pay.’ This campaign is the first of its kind, providing strong anti-texting enforcement as well as a media outreach to educate motorists about the dangers of distracted driving.
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