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Oregon’s Newest Distracted Driving Law

House Bill 2597 revises Oregon's hands-free law. The new law prohibits drivers from using any function of devices that require holding or touching. The law applies to mobile electronic devices of any kind, including cellphones, tablets, laptops and GPS units. [...]

2017-11-15T17:16:20-08:00October 1st, 2017|

Idling Law Update (With Printable Cab Card)

ATRI Updates Online Idling Regulations Compendium for 2012 2012 Idling laws in US (pdf) Printable Idling Law Cab Card (pdf) Here is a link to the Sacramento Bee which published a press release from PR Newswire on ATRI updates

2015-05-19T14:36:18-08:00January 19th, 2012|

TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Required for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Administration regulated facilities (ports) and vessels. This means truck drivers working in and around ports. Go to for additional information.

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00August 1st, 2010|

FMCSA to Leave Hours-of-Service Rule Unchanged

Federal Register Notice to Set Effective Date of Jan. 19, 2009 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a notice to be published in Wednesday’s Federal Register, said it was making no changes to its controversial hours-of-service rule. FMCSA said [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00January 1st, 2009|

HOS rule again challenged by same groups

In a move that surprised no one, the same four groups that challenged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours of service rules in the past have once again filed a petition for reconsideration with the Administrator of FMCSA. [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00December 20th, 2008|

Cargo Securement FAQ

Where can I find definitions? Definitions pertaining to cargo securement are contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), Part 393.5. Definitions may be accessed by clicking on the following web link: Where can I find [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00August 24th, 2008|

California Meal Break Ruling

CALIFORNIA COURT SIDES WITH EMPLOYERS ON MEAL BREAK CLAIM A California Court of Appeals has found that the California meal break requirement requires that "employers need not ensure meal breaks are actually taken, but need only make them available." The [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00July 1st, 2008|

California Amends Interstate H.O.S. Regulations

The California Highway Patrol has amended its hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for intrastate operations. Effective November 11, 2007, an intrastate truck driver may not drive more than 12 cumulative hours following 10 consecutive hours off duty or for any period after [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00November 4th, 2007|

Hours of Service Granted 90 Day Stay

The United States Court of Appeals granted a 90 day stay of the effective date of its ruling vacating the 11- and 34-hour provisions of the current hours-of-service (HOS) regime. The decision paves the way for the Federal Motor Carrier [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00October 7th, 2007|