truck driving rules and regulations

New Truck Driving Regulations Require Electronic Time Logging

by William Mattar | December 18th, 2015

Strict laws govern the trucking industry to help ensure the safety of everyone on our nation’s highways. One particular aspect of those truck driving rules and regulations was recently updated to improve efficiency in how truck drivers track and record the number of hours they’re on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced […]

Transportation Bill Reforms Truck Driving Rules and Regulations

by William Mattar | November 6th, 2015

On Nov. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a six-year, multi-billion dollar transportation policy bill that allows for sweeping reforms to our nation’s truck driving rules and regulations. While many of the changes help to protect motorists on the road, others could significantly increase trucking accidents and injuries. Lawmakers did not approve provisions to […]

The Increasing Risk of New York Truck Accidents

by William Mattar | August 30th, 2015

In the United States, we depend on commercial tractor-trailers to transport the goods we use on a daily basis; however, these vehicles can put our safety at serious risk. Despite these dangers, our nation’s lawmakers have recently moved to relax the truck driving rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry. A study is currently […]

Regulations May Require Commercial Trucks to Have Speed Governors

by | May 1st, 2015

You’re bound to come across a “gator” on New York roads sooner than later. But these aren’t alligators—gator is the trucker’s term for the remnants of a blown 18-wheeler tire. Blown commercial truck tires litter the roadways in our state, and they put motorists at risk of injury from an accident. And, as it turns […]