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There's several truck driver rules and regulations that must be followed accordingly. Learn about truck driver regulations and rules to keep you safe on the open road.

Electronic Logging Mandate Publication September 2015

Electronic Mandate Rule Publication

The Electronic Mandate Rule publication is believed to be set for September 30th, 2015. We've seen a whirlwind of trucking regulatory activity in the first 8 months of year and more is expected heading...
Drug Hair Testing In Trucking Industry

American Trucking Association Supports Hair Testing To Detect Drugs

Hair testing for drugs may be just around the corner for American truck drivers. The American Trucking Association (ATA) announced Monday that it supports a bill, before the United States Congress, which proposes to...

Senator Tom Carper Proposes Raising Fuel Taxes

A democratic senator from Delaware is proposing to raise fuel taxes over the next four years. That senator is Tom Carper. Senator Carper is a senior transportation authorizer. The purpose of the fuel tax...

Highway Trust Fund 34th Extension To Last 3 Months

Another short-term solution to highway funding went into effect as President Barack Obama signed into law a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for the next three months. The previous extension, passed...
Trucking Industry Age Limit

Truck Driver Age Limit Of 18 Years Old Being Pushed By Congress

Are You Comfortable With Teen Truck Drivers? Can a 18 year old rookie truck driver handle the country's busiest highways? You be the judge but Congress thinks so. Due to shortage of truck drivers, Congress...
Tandem Trucking

Tandem Trailers Pass Senate To Extend Trailers To 33 Feet

Tandem Trailers Clear First Hurdle In Bill A trucking industry-backed bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways has been approved by a Senate committee over opposition from safety advocates and most Democrats...

HOS Rules Cost Drivers Billions in Wages

The hours-of-service rules that went into place in 2013 hurt trucking companies economically. The HOS rules reduced fleet productivity by 3% to 5%, and drivers lost between $1.6 billion to $3.9 billion in wages as a...
2015 Trucking Regulations Proposed

New Proposed Regulations In Trucking Industry Being Deemed “Foolish”

New proposed regulations in the trucking industry have caught storm in the media and all of the country. It seems that everyone has an opinion on the trucking industry and rulemaking. The uproar is...
Transportation Spending Bill 2015

Does The New $55B Transportation Spending Bill Put Safety On The Back Burner?

A multimillion lobbying push by FedEx Corp. and other freight carriers may be about to open U.S. highways to a new generation of bigger truck trailers even as watchdogs warn the price will be...
New Medical Examiners Rule Updated

FMCSA Medical Exam Form Rules Updated

FMCSA Medical Exam Form Rules MCSA-5875 Now Updated The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially amended its medical examination rules this week mandating that certified medical examiners that performing truck driver physicals use a newly...