In Texas, drivers of commercial vehicles, 18-wheelers, and large trucks are subject to specialized rules enacted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA)
From rules dictating who can operate a commercial vehicle to rules limiting the number of consecutive hours a driver can spend behind the wheel, these regulations have been put in place to help keep other drivers safe. When drivers fail to comply by these rules, tragedy can occur.
Another important note is that trucking regulations are not limited to drivers, but also affect transportation companies. These can set requirements for commercial trucking companies, managers, and fleet operators.