US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

15 Dec 2014
Federal regulators are proceeding with a negotiated rule-making on minimum national truck driver training standards, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Dec. 12.
12 Dec 2014
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules under the cromnibus spending bill could increase truck capacity, giving carriers a quick productivity boost for the holidays.
10 Dec 2014
The likelihood that truck drivers will have different hours of service rules next year is increasing, as Congress wraps language that will change suspend some 2013 HOS changes into its $1 trillion spending bill.
09 Dec 2014
Starting Dec. 18, U.S. truck drivers in most cases will no longer have to file a report if an inspection of their equipment shows no maintenance issues and safety defects, saving the industry nearly $1.7 billion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
05 Dec 2014
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lashed out at the Jones Act during a Friday panel at the Heritage Foundation, saying the 94-year-old maritime law is an anachronism that hurts U.S. farmers and manufacturers at the expense of foreign rivals.
road work
04 Dec 2014
President Obama on Wednesday severely downplayed the chances of hiking the federal fuel tax to provide more stable surface transportation funding.
04 Dec 2014
Two U.S. senators are objecting to a provision in a House-passed Coast Guard reauthorization bill that they say will require more U.S food aid shipments to be carried on U.S.-flag ships.
04 Dec 2014
Spurred by a fatal truck accident, a U.S.
Congress
02 Dec 2014
U.S. House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bipartisan bill to limit Federal Maritime Commission members’ terms, reauthorize the FMC and Coast Guard budgets at current levels, and establish a national maritime policy to encourage U.S.-flag shipping.
01 Dec 2014
Plans to raise the minimum insurance coverage U.S. trucking companies must maintain to operate could affect hundreds of thousands of trucking companies, large and small, and their shipper customers.
Emissions
01 Dec 2014
Shipowners are committed to meeting new requirements for low-sulfur fuels but want uniform regulation and believe alternative fuels should be explored, an International Chamber of Shipping official said.
26 Nov 2014
U.S. shippers, especially retailers, are increasingly nervous and frustrated by supply chain delays and higher transport costs linked to West Coast port congestion, and worried about how that congestion will affect the movement of goods to inland distribution points.