Laws & Regulations



Trucking Insurance Hike and HOS Delay Approved by House

The Moving Forward Act has passed through the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 233 to 188. Included were the provision to increase a trucker’s insurance cover to $2 million and the delay date for the new Hours of Service changes. Originally, quite a few truckers out there…


ADOT’s Temporary Weight Restrictions Have Been Extended

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced the extension of the temporary weight limits for commercial trucks. In April, because of the national emergency declaration for the pandemic, ADOT raised its gross weight limit from 80,000 to 90,000. The extension was meant to expire at the end of June but…


New Idaho Truck Laws Start Today

Earlier this year two new bills covering truck operations were signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Starting today, July 1, these new laws go into effect. The first increases the hazmat endorsement fee from $10 to $15. The second law lets the Idaho Transportation Department allow electronic credentials for…



Insurance Hike Could be Removed with new Amendment

As part of the Moving Forward Act, a highway bill was added that would increase the minimum insurance requirements for carriers from $750,000 to $2 million. Now, Rep. Mike Bost has proposed an amendment to the Act that would get rid of the increased insurance requirements. If there was a…


Indiana is Going Hands-Free to Keep Drivers Safe

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that Indiana is going hands-free on July 1, 2020. There has been a no-text while driving law since 2011, but was open for interpretation and not tailored well. By restricting all device usage while driving INDOT is hoping to make Indiana’s roads safer….


ADOT is Expanding its Truck Screening Technology

The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding to its truck screening technology to help move commerce along more smoothly. The new technology includes weigh-in-motion sensors and special cameras that can read small numbers and details. Some of the ports will also have an added feature that will be able to…