Laws & Regulations


California Port of Entry Wait Times are Getting Longer

Normally, it takes around three hours to get through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, but lately, it’s taking up to eight hours. Last week, Tijuana traffic officials made some changes, causing the delays, forcing trucks to join long wait lines weaving their way through residential…


Rhode Island’s Truck-Only Tolls to Stay for now

The American Trucking Associations and its partners requested to block the truck-only tolls in Rhode Island. These requests were denied by a federal court, but just barely. The tolls were put into effect two years ago and the daily maximum for a truck toll is $40. Going straight through on…


FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Through the end of 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the continuation of the Emergency Declaration exemption. The exemption will continue through December 31, 2020, for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Those motor carriers and drivers that are providing direct assistance to the relief…


U.S. Senators are Fighting Against Higher Truck Insurance

There is a group of U.S. Senators out there that are fighting back against a possible massive increase of required insurance for motor carriers. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines from Montana and six of his colleagues have sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with their…



CVSA Annual Roadcheck Starts Tomorrow

Due to the current pandemic, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck was pushed back to September 9-11. Starting tomorrow, this high-volume, high-visibility inspection, and enforcement initiative will begin in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. All over these countries, at select locations, commercial motor vehicles will be inspected to make…


Let the FMCSA Know Your Opinion About Younger Drivers

The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants your opinion about a new pilot program regarding drivers aged 18-20. The pilot program would allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce. These younger drivers would have to have a CDL,…



Let the FMCSA Know What you Think About More HOS Relief

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking the public about more Hours of Service regulatory relief. The pilot program they are seeking comments on would allow drivers one off-duty break for at least 30 minutes but not to exceed three hours. This would pause the…