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.

Want to fix the supply chain? Start with paying truckers fairly, group says

As the nation becomes increasingly concerned over supply chain bottlenecks, a trade group representing small business truckers has presented a series of real-world solutions that includes more trucking parking and better pay for drivers.

ATA among businesses set to meet with WH officials over delay of vaccine mandate

The American Trucking Associations is just one of several groups set to meet with White House Officials this week to discuss a potential delay of the recent vaccine mandate. 

The port problem isn’t for lack of truckers, port driver claims

As the administration works to alleviate congestion at ports on the west coast amid calls of a trucker shortage, at least one driver has spoken up to say ‘it’s not us.’ 

‘Heroes’ bill would exempt truckers from Biden vaccine mandate

A Tennessee Senator introduced legislation that would exempt essential workers -- including truck drivers -- from federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Feds slap Navistar with $52 million fine, order company to buy and destroy old...

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued heavy-duty engine maker Navistar a hefty civil penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act. On October 25, the...

Georgia cops challenge you to spot the violation

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) shared a glaring load securement issue as their "Violation of the Week."

NDDOT ‘Road train’ pilot study seeking applications

The North Dakota Department of Transportation is seeking the help of trucking companies in a study examining the effects of longer trucks on state roads.  In the fall of...
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FMCSA warns that upcoming 3G sunsetting could render some ELDs obsolete

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a notice to motor carriers on how Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) could be affected by upcoming changes to network services.

Murders at 100 Year High: Concealed Carry May Get Trucker 10 Years in Prison

An attacker entered his rig due to Anti-Idling Laws and Unsafe Parking… Now he’s been arrested for his Concealed Carry Weapon. UPDATE: Trucker whose pet Rottweiler saved him from...

Truckers NOT exempt from Biden vaccine mandate rule going into effect in January, group...

A trucking group has issued dire warnings about the nation's supply chain after a newly released draft of a vaccine rule contains no exemption for members of the trucking industry.

Senators spooked by ‘truck driver shortage’ call on FMCSA to allow under 21 truckers

Almost a dozen U.S. Senators have asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to lower the age for truck drivers operating in interstate commerce in response to mounting supply chain and labor issues.

Have questions about California’s chain laws for truck drivers? Here’s what you need to...

As winter approaches and the weather turns chilly, truckers who travel in California often have questions about the state's chain requirements.

White House announces plans to evaluate, upgrade US ports in light of supply chain...

The Biden administration has announced plans to identify and fund potential upgrades to US ports within the next three months as a way to alleviate recent supply chain headaches. 

Trucking groups slap Biden Administration with lawsuit over vax mandate

A number of trucking groups led by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have filed suit against the Biden Administration over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large employers.

REPORT: Up to 30% of a trucker’s day is wasted by waiting, causing supply...

A new report from the research arm of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) suggests that current supply chain problems are caused not by a shortage of available drivers but by waiting long hours at shippers and receivers.

COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large employers won’t be enforced for now, OSHA says

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will not move forward with a controversial COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for large employers.