US Transportation Regulations

The fate of the Ocean Alliance had become uncertain in recent months after the US Federal Maritime Commission halted its review process to receive more information from alliance membners.
21 Oct 2016
US maritime regulators gave the green light to the Ocean Alliance to take sail on US trades in April.
18 Oct 2016
US regulators are increasing funding for driver-training schools and institutions serving veterans while pushing a pilot program that would license under-21 ex-military drivers.
12 Oct 2016
US regulators simplify the process getting training, a license, and a job in trucking for veterans and active duty military personnel.
12 Oct 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and its Eukor Car Carriers affiliate have agreed to pay civil penalties to settle US Federal Maritime Commission allegations of wrongdoing.
07 Oct 2016
Finding and shutting down bad trucking operators remains a challenge for US regulators, as the case of a Georgia company ordered off the road Friday shows.
06 Oct 2016
The American Trucking Associations has spurned a proposal it lobbied hard to get: a mandate that trucks be fitted with speed limiters.
03 Oct 2016
The US Federal Maritime Commission has announced fines against seven logistics companies that violated either the Shipping Act or other FMC regulations.
An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.
23 Sep 2016
A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.
21 Sep 2016
The US Department of Transportation laid down guidelines this week for manufacturers of automated vehicles that provide a clearer path forward for autonomous trucks.
20 Sep 2016
The US Federal Maritime Commission has had some success in helping cargo interests minimize costs and retrieve cargo stranded by Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy.
McAllister tugs in New York
15 Sep 2016
A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday denied a motion by several fuel and towing companies to lift the prohibition on them seizing ships operated by Hanjin Shipping.
It is still up for debate what impact the widespread use of electronic logging devices by US truckers will have on capacity.
15 Sep 2016
A Transplace survey of 2,000 carriers shows smaller fleets lagging their larger counterparts when it comes to adopting electronic logging, though about half the companies queried already had ELDs in place.