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Bridges in 16 states will soon see improvements or be replaced after $5 billion in grants was announced on Wednesday.  The Biden administration announced the states and bridges awarded the grant money on Wednesday, July 17th, reported...
One person is dead and another was injured following a train vs. semi truck collision in in Dundy County, Nebraska, on Tuesday.

DOT Says Drivers Don’t Have To Be Human

The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday released guidelines on automated vehicles. The guidelines highlight three main areas of emphasis: safety, technology and regulations.  The...

Push to allow teen truckers to drive interstate moves forward in Congress

The U.S. Senate has followed the House in proposing legislation to allow eighteen to twenty-one year olds to drive interstate. On August 16, Senators Todd...

Senate passes one year ELD exemption waiver for livestock haulers

Yesterday the Senate passed an amendment that would exempt livestock haulers from ELD regulations through 2019.

Feds charge twelve people in moving company conspiracy scheme

Twelve people are facing serious federal charges as a result of an investigation spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General into a five-year-long moving company racketeering scheme.

Trucker out of service after driving at least 38 of 45 hours before fatal crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a New Mexico truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety in the wake of a head-on crash that claimed the life of another truck driver and his passenger. 

DOT officially announces pilot interstate trucking program for 18 to 21 year olds

This week the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they would be moving forward with a pilot program that will allow certain 18 to 21 year old military veterans or reservists to operate commercial vehicles interstate.

Driver-focused enforcement blitz is just two weeks away

Here's a quick reminder that the The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's "Operation Safe Driver Week" enforcement event is coming up in July.

Yet another HOS reform bill has surfaced — but this one is supported by the ATA

A new piece of legislation aiming to reform Hours of Service regulations was introduced in the House yesterday. 

Distracted driving penalties to increase dramatically in Oregon starting July 1

Starting on the 1st of July, drivers caught texting behind the wheel will face increased penalties in the state of Oregon.

New bill to delay ELD enforcement, reform HOS and ELD regulations

Yesterday two lawmakers introduced new legislation that would put the brakes on Electronic Logging Device (ELD) enforcement while reforms are made to both Hours of Service (HOS) regulations and ELD regulations, particularly for agricultural haulers.

Indiana trooper shares helpful video on load securement

The Indiana State Police's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division's Trooper Brent Hoover has shared a video to give truckers some helpful tips on load securement.

FMCSA adds “flexibility” to personal conveyance provision

Today the FMCSA issued clarification on regulations involving the personal conveyance provision for CMV drivers.

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