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Entries Categorized as 'Trucking Highway Laws'

U.S. Department of Transportation Sets New Rules on Truck Driving Hours to Improve Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced new federal regulations to reduce trucker fatigue and improve the safety of other drivers. The regulations went into effect July 1, 2013. The regulations will cut the average work week from 82 to 70 hours for truck drivers, which will only impact [...]

Tire Blowout Incidents Can Result in Truck Accidents

Tire blowouts are a common cause of accidents for many vehicles on the roadway. Tire failure at high rates of speed can result in a loss of control of a vehicle and a serious accident with injuries. When this occurs on trucks, the results can be compounded and much more devastating. Because of the [...]

Federal Trucking Laws Rules and Regulations – An Overview

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an arm of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and responsible for the regulation and implementation of trucking laws throughout the United States. Established in the year 2000, the FMCSA employs over 1,000 people and has a complex array of laws, rules, and guidelines in place [...]


The explosion of handheld devices, cell phones, computer tablets, and other similar electronic devices in the past decade has lead to a major rise in accidents and fatalities on our roadways. Compounding this problem has been the increased use of these devices by commercial [...]


Large pieces of roadway debris and tire debris on our nation’s highways are a common issue that automobile passengers have to contend with on a daily basis. Many times, loose items that come from from trucks can produce hazardous roadway conditions and result in disastrous consequences for drivers. These items can include, but not [...]