Truck Laws And Regulations

Truck laws and regulations

AutoSock for Trucks

Auto Sock for trucks is a fabric that slips over a vehicle's outer driving wheels, providing extra traction on snowy and icy roads. It also can be installed over the tire in much less time than traditional chains.

The Colorado Department of Transportation, USA, has granted its final approval for Auto Sock for Truck as an alternate traction device. Truck drivers in the Rocky mountains now have a quick and easy alternative to metal chains when driving on slippery roads. You can read more about autosock Here

CSA 2010

CSA 2010 could cost you thousands of dollars in fines and lost revenue due to "truck drivers" being declared “Unfit”. An estimated 175,000 Truck Drivers will lose their Jobs when CSA 2010 is implemented. Read More.

Electronic Onboard Recorder (EORB)

We have all heard about Electronic Onboard Recorder (EORB) it is an electronic device attached to a commercial vehicle, which is used to record the amount of time a vehicle is being driven.. Also know as Black Box. But what do you really know about them. Read More.

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Idling Laws and Regulations

With the high cost of diesel fuel and the growing number of states and municipalities that are enacting anti-idling laws, auxiliary power units (APUs) are more popular than ever.

ALL 50 states and the District of Columbia have statewide idling laws and regulations. And, new laws are being added more frequently than ever. In addition to saving fuel and obeying laws, driver comfort is another reason fleets are looking to add APUs. Providing reliable, quiet sleeper compartment air conditioning, heat and electric power makes drivers more comfortable and productive and may reduce turnover. For limited time you can obtain a reimbursement of up to 40 percent of the cost of buying and installing an APU Read More about idling laws by state.

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National Driver Registry

The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database of information about drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations such as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Read More

New Hos Rules (Proposal)

Dept. of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new proposal to revise hours-of-service (HOS) rules, that would make minor changes to the existing “restart” provisions. This is only a proposal at this time and is not final.Read More

Tax Deductions For Truckers

Attention Truck Drivers If You want A Large Tax Refund YOU Must Claim Every Thing You Are Entitled To!!Truck drivers are in a special tax class. Whether you drive for a company or are an owner/ operator, you incur a special set of expenses that most tax payers do not.This page will show you how to immediately avoid High Income Taxes-- Legally. Read More

Tire Chain Laws and Regulations

Winter often means snow-covered and icy roads. Experienced truckers know that the lighter the load, the less traction the tires have. But even trucks hauling heavy loads can lose traction in the snow and ice. That's why many states will put chain law into effect. Chain law requires truckers to put tire chains on their tires in order to gain more traction. Usually, when chains are required for trucks, cars are also required to use chains or snow tires.

Some states require that truckers carry the minimum required chains through the winter months, even if they aren't planning to chain up. Many states may allow cables instead of chains, but most will require truckers to carry chains. Cables are generally frowned on for being less effective. Read more about Tire Chain use by state.

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The Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is a Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Coast Guard initiative. The program provides a tamper-resistant biometric credential to maritime workers requiring unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, outer continental shelf facilities, and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act, or MTSA, and all U.S. Coast Guard credentialed merchant mariners. Read more about TWIC

Weight exemptions for Auxiliary Power Units

400 lb. weight exemption for trucks. Obtain a reimbursement of up to 40 percent of the cost of buying and installing an APU Check State by State exemption for Auxiliary Power units

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