Regulations

Transportation is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Here in the US, we don’t run short on government agencies that keep us in check.

Transportation is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Here in the US, we don’t run short on government agencies that keep us in check. Here are few helpful places to go to learn more about what regulations apply to us.

Department of Transportation (DOT)
DOT – Safety Ratings
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March 4, 2021

Fleet owners charged with log tampering, as popular ELD ensnared in confusion | Commercial Carrier Journal (ccjdigital.com)

ATA, OOIDA Square Off on Speed Limiters – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

March 3, 2021

Canada plans soft enforcement of ELD mandate beginning June 12 | Commercial Carrier Journal (ccjdigital.com)

February 25, 2021

How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law, Part 1 – PrePass

How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law, Part 2 – PrePass

February 23, 2021

With New Administration, Regulatory Policy Changes Could Be Coming | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

February 19, 2021

Biden’s DOL withdraws Trump administration’s sleeper berth guidance – FreightWaves

February 18, 2021

Drilling Deep: Getting regulation right to push ahead on autonomous vehicles – FreightWaves

February 16, 2021

Will Biden steer hair-based drug testing to the exit ramp? – FreightWaves

February 15, 2021

Cylinder deactivation in diesel gaining steam as new emissions regs approach | Commerical Carrier Journal (ccjdigital.com)

FMCSA extends COVID-19 relief exemptions through May 31 | FleetOwner

Criticism of DataQs review system continues to rise | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 12, 2021

Congressmen call on Buttigieg to reinstate limits on tailpipe emissions – Transportation Today (transportationtodaynews.com)

February 11, 2021

CDP projects $120B in climate-risks costs, buyers call on suppliers to take action | Supply Chain Dive

February 10, 2021

Licensing entry-level drivers | American Trucker

February 9, 2021

As trucking changes, so do regulations | FleetOwner

Congressional ‘do overs’ ahead | FleetOwner

February 5, 2021

Truckers should manage behavior during roadside inspections | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 1, 2021

Relaxed regulations for drone parcel delivery to take effect in March | 2021-02-01 | DC Velocity

California Speeds Up Plans For Its 100% ZEV Strategy – Fuel Smarts – Trucking Info

January 28, 2021

Daily Infographic: Biden & the Jones Act – FreightWaves

Commercial vehicle suppliers brace for regulatory impact | FleetOwner

January 27, 2021

DOL withdraws Trump administration letter on driver classification issues – FreightWaves

Driver detention review considered likely in Biden’s FMCSA – FreightWaves

January 25, 2021

What 2021 Greenhouse Gas regulations mean for you and your engines (fleetequipmentmag.com)

January 19, 2021

Trottenberg brings freight policy experience to DOT – FreightWaves

January 18, 2021

The Regulatory Pendulum – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

January 11, 2021

Trucking forecasts optimistic for 2021, but risks remain | FleetOwner

January 8, 2021

Trucking trends to watch in 2021: Speed limiters, insurance regs, hours and more | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

Rail shippers give policy wish list for 2021 – FreightWaves

January 7, 2021

Labor Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractors | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

January 6, 2021

Industry Comments Support FHWA Proposal on Infrastructure Design Standards | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

January 4, 2021

FMCSA proposes to include rear impact guards in annual inspections | FleetOwner

January 3, 2021

Proposed Trucking Rules Among ‘Midnight Regs’ to be Put on Hold by Biden Administration – Safety & Compliance – Trucking Info

December 30, 2020

Biden aims to freeze Trump’s ‘midnight regulations’ | TheHill

New FAA rules put drone delivery closer to reality – FreightWaves

December 29, 2020

Rail regulators say PTC safety net is finally active | 2020-12-29 | DC Velocity

December 28, 2020

Drug and alcohol violations by truck drivers rose 40% in 2020 | 2020-12-28 | DC Velocity

Quick DOT Clearinghouse how-to for fleet managers (ccjdigital.com)

December 21, 2020

Reinvention, growth the keys to fleet survival | FleetOwner

Buttigieg’s USDOT Priorities to Include Climate, Jobs, Safety | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

December 18, 2020

FMCSA creates new rule, extends waivers in effort to get and keep more drivers on the road | FleetOwner

December 17, 2020

FMCSA to permit third-party examiners for CDL skills test (ccjdigital.com)

December 16, 2020

Educated guesses on Biden’s presidency: Potential return of regs like speed limiters and apnea screening, and a renewed focus on emissions (ccjdigital.com)

What Is a DOT Audit and How to Pass It | Blog | TruckingOffice

December 15, 2020

Federal Railroad Administration modernizes brake safety standards – Transportation Today (transportationtodaynews.com)

December 14, 2020

CCJ Daily Dispatch, Dec. 14: FMCSA proposes to drop requirement for drivers to report traffic citations to carriers (ccjdigital.com)

December 9, 2020

California governor nominates new leader of powerful air pollution agency – FreightWaves

Looking Back at Trucking Regulations in 2020 – PrePass

December 8, 2020

NTTC takes industry priorities to Biden-Harris DOT transition team | FleetOwner

December 3, 2020

Property Carrier Brokers Fight Attempts to Make Public Their Pricing Documents | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

December 2, 2020

Nevada looks to implement more strict emission regulations (ccjdigital.com)

November 30, 2020

U.S. Reps. O’Halleran, Burgess introduce electric vehicle jobs bill – Transportation Today (transportationtodaynews.com)

Former DOT chief to potential Biden picks: Beware of agency turf wars – FreightWaves

November 20, 2020

Exporters cheer U.S. effort to clear shipping container blockage | DCVelocity.com

November 19, 2020

NHTSA Seeking Input on Autonomous Vehicle Rules | TTNews.com

November 18, 2020

FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi | TruckingInfo.com

November 17, 2020

President-elect Biden forms transportation transition team | FleetOwner.com

November 16, 2020

FMCSA Says Washington’s Meal, Rest Rules Pre-Empted | TTNews.com

November 13, 2020

Double-brokered freight fraud: How to prevent, with a U.S. postal inspector who cracked case | OverdriveOnline.com

FreightWaves Classics: Rise and fall – the Interstate Commerce Commission | FreightWaves.com

FreightWaves Classics: the ICC and the railroads | FreightWaves.com

FreightWaves Classics: the ICC and its impact on trucking | FreightWaves.com

November 10, 2020

Senate’s DOT bill maintains ELD waiver for livestockers | OverdriveOnline.com

Take a dynamic approach to supply chain, US government | SupplyChainDive.com

November 9, 2020

EPA recognizes freight industry leaders | FleetOwner.com

Covid-19 will continue to dominate legislative agenda | DCVelocity.com

November 7, 2020

Carriers warn feds’ hair-testing plan may undercut drug clearinghouse | FreightWaves.com

November 4, 2020

FMCSA seeks fleet input on integrating automated trucks | FleetOwner.com

DOT’s Clearinghouse faces a key test as fleets will likely flood the system in the coming weeks | CCJDigital.com

November 2, 2020

Daily Infographic: The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act: Phase 1 | FreightWaves.com

FMCSA looking to gain traction on autonomous trucking | FreightWaves.com

Evolution of commercial truck efficiency | FleetOwner.com

October 30, 2020

Listen back: Truckers, brokers sound off in freight transaction transparency session | OverdriveOnline.com

October 28, 2020

Meeting CARB emissions regs will require more fleet involvement | FleetOwner.com

Shippers urge feds to consider 14-hour driving rule change | FreightWaves.com

October 27, 2020

Real-world input should help with rulemaking | FleetOwner.com

October 26, 2020

FMCSA’s Deck outlines agency’s ongoing initiatives | FleetOwner.com

October 23, 2020

FMCSA Pushes Ahead with Initatives on Younger Drivers, Autonomous Trucks, and More | TruckingInfo.com

As stimulus talks drag on in Washington, millions of small businesses await guidance on PPP loan forgiveness | CNBC.com

Climate Change Resilience Front-and-Center for House Democrats | TTNews.com

October 20, 2020

US Senate Committee Examines Freight Rail Operations | TTNews.com

October 19, 2020

Congressional Policymakers Propose Infrastructure Resilience Review Board | TTNews.com

EPA settles with three trucking companies for violating California trucking emissions laws | FreightWaves.com

October 17, 2020

Oversight commission still waiting on Pentagon’s explanation of YRC loan | FreightWaves.com

October 14, 2020

Texas Officials Unveil Truck Inspection Facility Along I-10 | TTNews.com

October 12, 2020

FMCSA grants pulsating brake-activated light exemption for tanker trucks | Trucker.com

October 11, 2020

Commentary: The ultimate 2-for-1 | FreightWaves.com

October 8, 2020

How the Government Can Ramp Up Climate Tech Investment | SuppplyChainBrain.com

Cylinder deactivation will help reduce both NOx and CO2 emissions | FleetOwner.com

October 1, 2020

White House issues one-year continuing resolution for the FAST Act | LogisticsMGMT.com

September 23, 2020

Trailer manufacturers to appeals court: ‘Game over for the EPA’ | FleetOwner.com

September 22, 2020

Freight Stakeholders Press for Excise Tax Suspension | TTNews.com

September 21, 2020

FAST Act Yearlong Extension Included in Temporary Funding Bill | TTNews.com

September 18, 2020

Red-hot ocean rates could spark government intervention | FreightWaves.com

September 17, 2020

Red-hot ocean rates could spark government intervention | FreightWaves.com

September 15, 2020

House Republicans issue post-election infrastructure plan | FreightWaves.com

September 14, 2020

OOIDA will push for more truck parking in next Congress | FreightWaves.com

September 13, 2020

Trump Administration Poised to Pull California’s Clean-Car Power | TTNews.com

September 8, 2020

FMCSA takes another step toward opening interstate trucking to younger drivers | FleetOwner.com

HHS Issues Proposed Hair Testing Guidelines | TTNews.com

September 7, 2020

Judicial panel hears why AB5 should be kept out of California trucking sector | FreightWaves.com

September 4, 2020

DOT plans funding boost, regulatory rollbacks in national freight strategy | SupplyChainDive.com

FMCSA floats pilot program for under-21 interstate drivers | CCJDigital.com

September 3, 2020

DOT Releases National Freight Strategic Plan | TTNews.com

September 1, 2020

Surviving a Level 3 driver inspection: Are you ready for Roadcheck? | OverdriveOnline.com

August 31, 2020

California air quality enforcers approve rule limiting emissions from idling trucks | FreightWaves.com