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.

VIDEO: NYPD cracks down on CMVs to ‘prevent a potentially catastrophic incident’

The New York Police Department (NYPD) shared a video focusing on how the Highway Motor Carrier Safety Unit is stepping up enforcement on commercial vehicles.

Arizona DPS catches ’18 wheeler with only 16 wheels’ en route to California

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking drivers to be mindful of their vehicle maintenance after catching a semi missing some wheels on I-10.

OOIDA says harsh new EPA emissions standards will force smaller trucking companies out of...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued sweeping new final emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks starting in Model Year 2027.

Trucker slapped with citations after being caught filling out log book while driving

Police issued multiple charges to a truck driver who allegedly failed to stop for police while filling out a log book while on the road.

Iowa DOT catches truck driver with big time wheel troubles

This week, Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) called out a serious lug nut situation spotted by an officer on an off ramp.

VIDEO: U.S. DOT boss rides along with 30 year veteran truck driver

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg goes for a ride along with a UPS truck driver to learn more about the men and women of the trucking industry.

Canadian cops are now ticketing truckers for ELD Mandate violations

Police in Canada are now documenting and citing truck drivers who are in violation of electronic logging device (ELD) regulations.

Drivers at a loss over new law that prevents truck parking at their own...

A new law prohibiting the parking of large trucks on personal property has gone into effect this month, leaving truckers living in the area at a loss for what to do. 

FMCSA proposes rule to crack down on ‘unscrupulous business practices’ by freight brokers

On Thursday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced a rule proposal designed to protect motor carriers by increasing financial responsibility requirements on freight brokers and freight forwarders.

‘A recipe for disaster’ — Truck driver used ‘less than half of the tiedowns...

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) called out a truck driver on Friday morning for insufficient tiedowns on their load.

FMCSA ups the fines for trucking regulation violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has increased the fine amount for trucking violations to reflect inflation. 

‘Zero-tolerance’ two week traffic enforcement blitz underway in Delaware

Delaware State Police (DPS) are taking part in a high-visibility traffic enforcement effort for the next two weeks.

Iowa DOT reports catching hit and run truck driver who blew nearly 6 times...

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) says that a truck driver who was reported by several other drivers for hit and run and erratic driving also failed a Breathalyzer test by a wide margin.

VIDEO: Ohio trooper lectures truck driver after catching her in the ‘wrong lane’

A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is able to put a stop to a truck driver traveling the wrong way in this dash cam/body cam video.

New bill aims to allow under-21 truck drivers to pick up loads from ports

A piece of legislation introduced this week in the House would provide more leeway for 18 to 20 year old truck drivers to operate in marine terminals.

Nine state speed crackdown happening on U.S. Highway 20 on Tuesday

Law enforcement agencies in nine states are participating in a one day speed enforcement effort on U.S. Highway 20 this week. Both state and local law enforcement will...