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.


With truck fatalities on the rise, FMCSA to study the cause of deadly semi...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a major new study into the underlying causes behind fatal large truck crashes.
Missouri Driverless Bill

Bill would outlaw ‘driverless’ trucks on Missouri roads

A Missouri lawmaker recently proposed legislation that would require the presence of a qualified, licensed driver inside all autonomous vehicles in the state.
NH Jessica's Law

Troopers warn truckers to ‘clear snow before you go’

On Thursday morning, troopers with the New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) issued a warning to truckers to remove all ice and snow from their rigs -- or face the possibility of a...
PennDOT speed cameras

State to start using camera system to ticket drivers in March

In just a few more weeks, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin using a camera system to enforce speed limits in construction zones.
I-80 Tolls

Wyoming lawmakers plot to add tolls on I-80

Lawmakers in Wyoming have proposed a bill that would add tolls to I-80.
Trailer Brakes

Troopers stop truck with a big brake problem

State police in Maine say that they cited a truck driver for a major brake violation today.

Truckers granted restraining order against law affecting 70,000 owner-operators

A federal judge granted truckers in California temporary relief against a labor law that could threaten the jobs of tens of thousands of owner-operators. On New Year's Eve,...
GA Unsecured Load

Georgia cops catch truck driver with ‘unsecured load’ violation

This week, Georgia authorities shared a photo featuring an unsecured load violation.
FMCSA 2019

FMCSA boasts about year’s ‘accomplishments’ in spite of a troubled 2019 for trucking

Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shared an end-of-the-year rundown of their "accomplishments" in 2019 that left several members of the trucking community confused and angry.
GPS units for truck drivers.

Bill would require all big rigs to be equipped with GPS

A Virginia lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would require truck drivers to install and use a commercial GPS device.
Double Drug Test

FMCSA doubles the random drug test rate for truck drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be dramatically increasing the number of random drug tests that will be administered to Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders in 2020.

Feds: Fuel card company duped truckers out of hundreds of millions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has filed suit against a fuel card company for alleged deceptive practices and hidden fees that they say cost truckers millions of dollars.
$70 Million

Massive $70 million payout awarded to family after big rig crash

A California family was awarded a record-breaking multi-million dollar payout following a 2017 crash involving a semi truck.
Drug & Alcohol

Not sure how to sign up for the new Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse? This’ll...

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has created a tutorial video to walk you through the steps for signing up for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
Gift Cards

Some drivers are smiling after being stopped by Tennessee cops

Police in one Tennessee town are trying out an unusual tactic to enforce a new speed limit reduction.
PA Turnpike 12

Here’s how much more you’ll be paying in tolls on the PA Turnpike soon

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will once again be increasing tolls for both passenger and commercial vehicles in just a few more weeks.
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