Tag: Legislation

One person is dead and another was injured following a train vs. semi truck collision in in Dundy County, Nebraska, on Tuesday.
The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) told transportation officials that they are "dismayed, disappointed, and deeply disturbed" that rulemaking on heavy truck speed limiters and automatic emergency braking systems has been pushed back to 2025.

Congress Considers Bill To Allow Restaurants In Rest Areas

Last week a new bill was introduced in Congress that would allow restaurants and convenience stores in interstate rest areas. Commercialization of Rest Areas Could...

Nevada And Rhode Island Consider Banning Slow Left Lane Drivers

This week lawmakers in Nevada and Rhode Island have introduced bills that would prohibit slow drivers from using the far left lane. Rhode Island Considers...

Three States Introduce Bills To Crack Down On Highway Protesters

Three states seek to keep highway traffic flowing in spite of political unrest by introducing legislation that would stiffen the penalties for highway protesters. Bills...

Indiana Bill Gives Semis The Right Of Way In Roundabouts

New legislation would require passenger vehicles to yield to semis on Indiana roundabouts. The bill authored by Rep. Jerry Torr gives trucks longer than 40 feet...

Proposed Bill Would Protect Drivers Who Hit Roadway Protesters

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota have proposed legislation that would shield drivers from legal responsibility if they hit protesters standing in the roadway. The bill...

Congress Slip Up May Have Killed The 34 Hour Restart

An unintended problem with the language in the 2016 fiscal year appropriations bill appears to have completely eliminated the 34 hour restart instead of rolling...

Georgia Wants To Fine Commercial Vehicle “Super Speeders”

Georgia lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would make commercial vehicles subject to the state's "Super Speeder" penalties. If the bill passes, trucks that are...

Teen Trucker Bill Moves Forward In House

Last night, the House of Representatives voted down an amendment that would lower the minimum age of interstate truckers from 21 to 18. The amendment...

Rhode Island Truckers Square Off Against Truck-Only Toll Plan

The Rhode Island Trucking Association has threatened to bring their fight to the courts if lawmakers decide to embrace a proposal that would increase tolls...

Bill To Require Auto-Braking Systems On All New Trucks

A Georgia congressman has proposed a bill that would require all new trucks to come with automatic braking systems. The action comes in the wake...

Missouri Cracks Down On “Taxation By Citation”

Missouri lawmakers recently passed a bill that limits the amount of revenue that cities can take in from traffic tickets -- so called "taxation...

Truck Safety Act Would Require Actual Per-Hour Pay For Drivers And More

A bill introduced by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, called the Truck Safety Act, seeks to overhaul the trucking industry.

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