Laws & Regulations

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Truckers should switch to paper logs as FMCSA slaps a third ELD device off...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed another Electronic Logging Device (ELD) from the agency's list of approved devices, making this the third device removed in less than two weeks.

Truck driver admits to being distracted in work zone prior to losing load

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) says a hard braking incident that resulted in a lost load was initiated by a truck driver's cell phone use.

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement calls out DIY license plate

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) recently spotted a vehicle with a homemade license plate.

Bill seeks to create a ‘Safety Fitness Determination Test’ for trucking companies

Bipartisan lawmakers have re-introduced legislation that they say would increase highway safety by creating new federal standards for rating the safety of a trucking company.

Connecticut eyes massive fine increase for truckers caught on state parkways

A bill recently introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly would dramatically increase the penalty for commercial vehicle drivers caught on state parkways. "An Act Concerning The Penalty For...

Multiple violations found on log truck pulled over because it ‘looked overweight’

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently discovered multiple safety violations on a truck hauling a load of Poplar logs.

Major commercial vehicle enforcement blitz taking place next week in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be conducting a commercial vehicle enforcement detail on major interstates starting on Monday.

Connecticut troopers slap trucking company with $11,310 fine for overweight violation

Last week, Connecticut State Police (CSP) pulled out the portable scales after spotting an oversized load being transported by a truck on a prohibited bridge.

Truck driver cited for excessive speed following crash that spilled household trash

New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) cited a truck driver on Tuesday morning following a messy rollover crash that spilled trash in the Barrington area.

WSP escorts truck off interstate for trailer collapsed under weight of snow 

A semi truck was escorted off of a Wisconsin Interstate recently for serious trailer damage.  The incident was posted on the Wisconsin State Patrol Facebook page on Tuesday, February...

CHP issues 373 citations during single day commercial vehicle enforcement detail

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued hundreds of citations during a commercial vehicle traffic blitz.

Roadcheck 2023 CMV blitz to emphasize ABS violations, cargo securement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released new information about the upcoming high-visibility three day International Roadcheck inspection effort.

GPS providers could face $2000 fine when trucks get stuck in Smugglers Notch under...

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow officials to hold GPS providers accountable when trucks become stuck on the notorious Smugglers Notch segment of Vermont Route 108. Sen....

Trucker seeks FMCSA okay for 5/5 sleeper berth split

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on a truck driver's request for regulatory relief from Hours of Service (HOS) rules related to sleeper berth requirements.

2,238 violations discovered during Arizona DPS CMV blitz ‘Operation Southern Shield’

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) released results from a weeklong enforcement effort targeting commercial vehicle drivers. AZDPS conducted Operation Southern Shield 2023 from Monday, February 20, 2023,...

Trucker asks FMCSA for ‘permanent’ exemption from HOS due to his record of safe...

Another truck driver has requested a personal exemption from Hours of Service (HOS) rules from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).