US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

ag shipment at New Mexico border crossing, inspections
19 Jan 2015
U.S. agriculture shippers are welcoming Washington’s recent decision to finally open up the border to more Mexican trucking companies as the move will end retaliatory tariffs on their products and will help them find truck capacity.
06 Jan 2015
Federal regulators are preparing a host of final and proposed trucking regulations for release and comment this year, but delays caused by lack of staffing and other issues may slow the process.
truck driver
04 Jan 2015
It’s not clear how many rules the FMCSA will be able to complete in the last two years of the Obama administration, and rules on driver coercion and electronic logging are likely to be challenged in Congress or in court — which could delay their implementation.
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.