US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

22 Sep 2014
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would prevent the publication of safety scores for trucking and bus companies and revamp the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA scoring system.
Zim container ship at Long Beach
22 Sep 2014
The European Shippers Council attacked the proposed 2M vessel-sharing agreement in a letter sent last week to the Federal Maritime Commission but is unlikely to convince the U.S. regulatory agency to reject the agreement involving the world’s two largest container lines.
19 Sep 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Ken’s Trucking company, based in Grand Ridge, Florida, to immediately shut down following a federal investigation that revealed numerous violations of safety regulations.
18 Sep 2014
U.S Senate investigators said Wednesday that computer networks of transportation companies that work for the U.S. military were broken into 20 times in one year by hackers with links to the Chinese government, highlight the growing cyberattack risk to shippers and carriers.
16 Sep 2014
In a sharp turnaround from previously proposed rules, forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers in the U.S. wouldn’t have to post larger bonds under the Federal Maritime Commission’s revised ocean transportation intermediary rule overhaul proposals.
11 Sep 2014
The chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission is on a mission to help ports address their congestion problem, which seems to be getting worse.
05 Sep 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway said Thursday that requiring them to add railcars or even allow other railroads to operate on their lines — as some officials and shippers have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to require them to do — would hamper needed rail service improvements.
Maersk Line container ship at anchor
28 Aug 2014
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Wednesday received the “2M” vessel sharing agreement proposal for the east-west trades, starting the clock on the agency’s review of the Maersk Line-Mediterranean Shipping Co. plan for the alliance created following the rejection of the P3 Network by China in June.
26 Aug 2014
A coalition of trucking groups is redoubling efforts to get controversial public safety scores taken off the Internet.
Asian Gypsy Moth
26 Aug 2014
Tiny, dirt-like egg clusters are waylaying cargo at ports in the United States, delaying thousands of containers for days at a time.
25 Aug 2014
A proposed rule-making on truck driver coercion that would extend U.S. regulatory authority deeper into the international supply chain and hit offenders — including motor carriers, logistics operators and shippers — with penalties of up to $11,000 per incident, is being hotly debated.
Asian gypsy moth caterpillar
22 Aug 2014
At least two ships have been quarantined and all others coming from Asia to the United States will be heavily scrutinized as officials attempt to block an invasive species from making landfall in the U.S.