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.

FMCSA extends comment period on upcoming rule to crack down on unscrupulous freight brokers

On Wednesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an update on a forthcoming rule intended to regulate broker and freight forwarder financial responsibility

VIDEO: CMV driver caught swerving had tablet propped on steering wheel, Wyoming troopers say

The Wyoming Highway Patrol - Commercial Carrier (WHP) is reminding truckers to avoid distraction while driving after catching a driver using a tablet behind the wheel. In a...

Bill seeks to repeal ‘outdated’ World War I-era federal tax on truckers

This week, lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill that would repeal a long-standing tax on the purchase of new heavy duty trucks.

Safety group tells DOT to mandate speed limiters, automatic braking systems, sleep apnea screenings...

A major highway safety advocacy group is asking U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to crackdown on the trucking industry following hazmat spills, including the railroad derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

Iowa DOT warns truckers to take care when buying trailers from auctions

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) recently shared a photo of a mangled trailer along with a warning about auctions.

Trucker recovers nearly $40K in cash seized through civil forfeiture in Arizona in 2020

A trucker finally recovered nearly $40,000 in cash that was seized from him as he was in the process of buying a new truck more than two years ago.

Man pleads guilty to human smuggling charges following SUV vs. CMV crash that left...

This week, a Mexican man pleaded guilty to charges related to human smuggling that issued in the wake of a crash that killed more than a dozen people in California in 2021....

Drivers back to paper logs after FMCSA strikes another popular ELD device from approved...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has placed another Electronic Logging Device (ELD) on the agency's list of Revoked Devices.

Truck driver who ran over and killed activist at pig slaughterhouse pleads guilty, get...

A truck driver involved in the death of an animal rights activist at a pork processing plant in Ontario in 2020 pleaded guilty to related charges on Monday.

CHP reminds truckers to follow maximum CMV speed limit of 55 m.p.h.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a reminder to truck drivers of the state's speed limit for commercial vehicles after catching a truck exceeding the limit by 18 m.p.h.

184 out of service orders issued during two day ‘zero-tolerance’ CMV detail in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) released results from a CMV enforcement effort held last week.

Bill seeks to create tax credit up to $7500 for CDL-A truck drivers who...

This week, lawmakers reintroduced a bill that would create a refundable income tax credit for truck drivers in hopes of bringing and keeping more workers in the trucking industry.

Multiple violations discovered after officer notes ‘odor of marijuana’ coming off CMV driver at...

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) placed a commercial vehicle driver out of service this week after discovering multiple substance use violations at a Port of Entry.

Truck driver opinions wanted on legalized marijuana and the trucking industry

On Monday, the non-profit research group American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) launched a survey for truck drivers to gain insight on how legalized marijuana is impacting the trucking industry.

Police in Ohio can pull drivers over just for holding a phone, starting Tuesday

This week, new distracted driving laws will go into effect in Ohio that allow police to pull drivers over for holding a phone in their hand or on their lap.

Officers find load securement problems on CMVs in Georgia, Iowa

Law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Iowa took to social media this week to point out load securement violations that officers recently encountered.