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Trucking Regulation

Stay Up to Date on Trucking Industry Laws & Regulations
Trucking regulations are determined by several government agencies in the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the lead agency responsible for trucking laws, regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (including over 500,000 commercial trucking companies. The FMCSA’s mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

There’s also the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which supports state and local governments in the design, construction and maintenance of the country’s highway system. FHWA programs include the Federal-Aid Highway Program and the Federal Lands Highway Program.

Other agencies involved in transportation regulations include the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and the Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Find more news and information on our Trucking Industry page.

FreightWaves Staff Saturday, February 10, 2024

A look at this week’s top stories

This week on FreightWaves we look at whether UPS is struggling or not; a convoy rallying for stricter border patrol takes over Texas; the FMCSA cracks down on sham towing fees; another trucking company files for bankruptcy and truckers in Mexico strike against cargo theft.

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