The Department of Transportation issues extensive regulations through administration agencies to ensure the U.S. transportation system is safe, secure and efficient, according to the DOT. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety... More »

DOT stands for the Department of Transportation, and hazmat regulations refers to the rules and guidelines all motorists although it is typically commercial carriers transporting these materials must follow when transpor... More » Government & Politics Law

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 Administrati... More »

U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for trucks include maximum driving time per driver, limits on truck sizes and weights, and cargo securement rules, according to the DOT. All DOT requirements apply to motor c... More »

The Department of Transportation was established on October 15, 1966 when it was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Federal department began operations on April 1, 1967 with the goal of developing and co... More » Government & Politics Law Driving Laws

Federal regulations do not require a specific location on semi-trucks for placement of the periodic inspection sticker or decal, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Tran... More »

The United States Department of Transportation updates its rulemaking documents on the official government website whenever a new regulation passes. The department lists the rules by date, subject and part. The departmen... More » Government & Politics Law Driving Laws