This handbook of transportation industry rules and regulations will arm professional drivers with the knowledge they need to avoid penalties and infractions when driving coast-to-coast and state-to-state. Trucking Rules and Regulations: A Reference Guide to Transportation teaches variations in interstate laws for the education and preparation of drivers for over-the-road duty. It is written in a user-friendly style that provides explanations for many of the issues and terms relative and specific to local, state, and federal traffic policies in each of the 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska. Coverage has been compiled from numerous sources and includes regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association, making this book an essential reference for carriers and interstate truckers alike.
Alice Adams is an educator and veteran transportation writer for various national transportation trade publications, as well as for the Houston Chronicle. After serving in academic positions at Odessa College (TX), Houston Community College, and the University of St. Thomas, she has authored several transportation industry books, including texts used in public, private, and proprietary professional driving schools.
Introduction. New hours of service rules from FMSCA. New rulings - load securement. New rulings - load securement. New rulings- security. New rulings - hazmat. New rulings - rail crossings. State Rules - alcohol. State Rules - speed limits. State Rules - firearms. State Rules - weights, heights, and lengths. State rules - chain laws, bad weather driving. State Rules - permitting, special routing. State Rules - miscellaneous rulings truckers hould know. Appendices.