US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

28 Feb 2015
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week would establish national hiring standards for shippers, brokers and other parties contracting or using trucking companies.
26 Feb 2015
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach can begin working together to address congestion after U.S. Federal Maritime commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved an amendment this week allowing the two largest U.S. container ports to work together.
maritime law concept
24 Feb 2015
Shippers can better avoid getting hit with higher costs from unscrupulous ocean carriers by insuring contracts don’t allow carriers to hike drayage and other costs just because port congestion pushes up delivery rates, possibly triggering demurrage charges, especially on door delivery shipments, a maritime attorney said.
18 Feb 2015
The U.S. truck safety watchdog ordered three companies off the road in the space of a month for multiple driver and vehicle regulatory violations. Expect more such orders in 2015.
truck driver
17 Feb 2015
U.S. regulators plan to study how truck driver pay methods affect truck and road safety, a step some trucking officials fear could lead to a government role in deciding how and how much drivers should be paid.
16 Feb 2015
The low sulfur fuel regulation that came into effect in January on shipping lanes in northern Europe and the U.S. and Canada has had a “virtually zero “cost impact due to the collapse in the price of oil and resistance from shippers, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
Los Angeles container port, Jan. 31, 2015
12 Feb 2015
As part of a broader report on U.S. port congestion due this summer, federal maritime regulators will outline whether the increase in demurrage charges hitting shippers are unreasonable, and outline potential remedies.
05 Feb 2015
Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute will undertake a key study that could determine the future of truck driver hours of service rules in the U.S.
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.