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The Trucking Industry: A Research Guide

Government Resources & Legislation

This section offers sources for current federal legislative, regulatory information, and federal government databases.
It should be noted that Congress is currently evaluating to what extent federal policy should assist autonomous vehicle technology by granting exemptions to certain federal requirements that otherwise would impede testing and demonstrations of these vehicles. Congress is also considering preempting states from issuing certain regulations that are contrary to federal regulations or contrary to other states’ regulations in order to avoid differing state requirements.1


  1. Frittelli, John. Autonomous and Semi-autonomous Trucks. Congressional Research Service. September 20, 2017. (PDF, 427KB) Back to text