Federal Spending Bill Nixes 33-Foot Double Trailers

The $1.8 trillion federal budget that was just passed this month prohibits increasing the length of double trailer big rigs that trucking companies wanted.

Language that would have boosted the limit on the length of double trailer rigs, from 28...

Insurers Won’t Pay Walmart’s Tracy Morgan Crash Settlements

Walmart is suing several insurance companies for declining to pay for its victims' settlements, including the settlement for actor Tracy Morgan, which stemmed from the high profile crash in June 2014 on the New Jersey turnpike. That crash killed...

Congress Could Hide Truck Safety Records

A bill that is pending in Congress could block the American public from viewing trucking firms' safety ratings online. This is a change that the trucking lobby has long wanted because they maintain the system is unfair.

That online database was...

Critics Wary of New Laws That Would Allow Bigger Trucks

A highway bill in the US Congress that could pass soon would enact new federal standards that would let tractor trailers to be bigger than ever.

The length of the new double trailers, which now stands at 28 feet, could be increased to 33 feet....

FMCSA Delays Pending Trucking Regulations

By Richard Shapiro, Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  will be delaying several pending trucking regulations, but they will be published before the end of...