The overall number of truck driver hours-of-service violations cited by roadside inspectors dropped in fiscal 2016, but certain types of violations increased.
US Transportation Regulations
11 Jul 2015
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has issued an order forcing ocean carriers to provide critical data and information needed to monitor a FMC-authorized agreement formed to fight West Coast port congestion. The agency is also putting on hold an attempt to expand the discussion agreement, known as the Pacific Ports Operational Improvement Agreement.
10 Jul 2015
A U.S. district court has ruled that federal law precludes Massachusetts from regulating transportation rates, routes and services by requiring express-delivery drivers to be company employees.
06 Jul 2015
A U.S. Department of Transportation study couldn’t conclude whether heavier trucks impact highway safety, but it did find they would not significantly impact intermodal conversions.
30 Jun 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation is under renewed pressure to overhaul its key truck safety initiative after a 2014 study only recently made public found the program’s safety metrics don’t always align with the real risk of accidents on the road.
29 Jun 2015
Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska wants a study on whether 18- to 20-year-olds should be allowed to drive heavy trucks across state lines, a step trucking concerns short of qualified drivers increasingly support. Current federal rules restrict interstate CDLs to drivers at least 21 years of age.
25 Jun 2015
A bill that would require U.S. ports to provide monthly productivity reports to the federal government cleared a legislative hurdle Thursday. After a failed attempt to abort key provisions in the bill, though, it’s clear lawmakers are divided on the legislation, an effort to avoid a repeat of the crippling congestion that plagued West Coast ports earlier this year.
24 Jun 2015
United Arab Shipping Co. gained regulatory breathing room Wednesday when the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission unanimously voted to grant the the Qatar-controlled carrier exemptions from filing rules required by it being on the “controlled carrier” list.
24 Jun 2015
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is moving to force ocean carriers to provide data and information for monitoring a FMC-authorized agreement formed to attack West Coast port congestion.
23 Jun 2015
A veteran transportation attorney who remembers fondly the days when the Interstate Commerce Commission issued meaningful regulations, told transportation executives Monday not to expect such fact-based rulings today from the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
11 Jun 2015
Nearly 100 shipping and trade associations urged the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to prohibit late fees for containers and chassis that can’t be picked up or delivered on time because of port congestion.
10 Jun 2015
U.S. railcar shippers Wednesday welcomed a new report advocating for an overhaul of the the country’s freight rail regulations — sweeping reforms that are well beyond the purview of even the country’s federal rail regulatory agency.