Examples of federal Department of Transportation regulations include requiring commercial drivers to keep log books and take rest periods throughout their shift, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Other examples of DOT regulations include rules governing the shipping of pesticides or other hazardous materials by public transport.
The DOT is in charge of overseeing the safety and efficiency of commercial transport in the country, notes its website. The regulations set by DOT pertain to planes, airports, trains, buses and commercial shipping. The DOT is also in charge of regulating highway safety as well as the transportation of potentially dangerous cargo.