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.

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.

Moving Violations Dramatically Increase Insurance Premiums

We take a look at how much moving violations and tickets affect your insurance premiums.
No Go For Trucks

Idaho Eyeing Increased Speed Limits…Truck Limit to Remain Slower

Commuters in Idaho will soon be able to move about the state more quickly, thanks to a new bill. However, once again, trucks have been left in the dust. Get the details here.

FMCSA Announces Proposed Electronic Logs Rule

The FMCSA today announced the agency's proposed rule to require interstate drivers to use Electronic Logging Devices in their trucks in order to "improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work."

Chicken Lights & the FMCSA 2014

Get the info you need to know about auxiliary lights-- this information could help you avoid a citation.
Truck Driving

Video: George Sack- Stunt Truck Driver

Check out this stunt truck driving.
Fraudulient DOT Letter 2 19 2014

WARNING: Fraudulent DOT Letter Circulating

According to the Missouri Trucking Association, yet another round of fraudulent DOT letters are being circulated. The letters are dated February 19, 2014 and are signed under the fictitious name Lois James- Senior Procurement Officer.
Hotshot hauler to FMCSA: Can I install sleeper berth in pickup?

FMCSA Shutters Atlanta Passenger Carrier

Today, the FMCSA announced the agency has put the brakes on an Atlanta-based passenger carrier, STSC Transportation Services.
75 MPH Speed Limits Coming to Waco

Bill Would Increase Florida’s Maximum Speed Limit

Two senators from Florida filed a bill that would increase the speed limit on select Florida highways to 75 miles per hour.
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