US Transportation Regulations

Two different parts of the federal government, the Commerce Department and Department of Transportation, are looking into the issue of productivity at U.S. ports.
24 Aug 2016
The U.S. federal government, with the help of shippers and others, is trying to come to grips with how to improve port productivity.
Shippers say changes to the motor carrier bill of lading have shifted the burden of proof for negligence from motor carriers to shippers.
23 Aug 2016
Two shipper groups are protesting changes to the uniform bill of lading, but does the U.S. Surface Transportation Board have the authority to intervene?
Dockworkers pose with their Transportation Worker Identification Credentials, which were mandated by Congress in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
23 Aug 2016
U.S. marine terminals and vessels handling dangerous bulk goods or carrying more than 1,000 passengers have been given a two-year deadline to electronically verify Transportation Worker Identification Credentials.
The pilot program was part of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and will ideally have roughly 200 members.
19 Aug 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to test whether some under 21-year-old truck drivers are as safe as their older counterparts.
16 Aug 2016
The second round of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions constraints for heavy trucks gives manufacturers through 2027 to meet most stringent limits.
16 Aug 2016
Show-cause petition by equipment lessors charges LA-LB proposed chassis services fee violates Shipping Act.
12 Aug 2016
The controversial mandate requiring electronic logging devices in U.S. trucks by the end of next year will reappear before a federal court next month, jeopardizing the fate of the rule itself, and the so-called “capacity crunch” it was expected to generate.
Among the many issues that Richard Lidinsky sought action on during his time at the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission were charges for demurrage and free time that some shippers viewed as unfair.
04 Aug 2016
Richard Lidinsky shook up the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission during his charged and often controversial seven-year tenure.
02 Aug 2016
Jacintoport International and Seaboard Marine have agreed to settle allegations that they violated the U.S. False Claims Act.
28 Jul 2016
Shippers and railroads disagree about the merits of a new proposal from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board over so-called “reciprocal” or “competitive” switching.
27 Jul 2016
BNSF has 60 days to decide whether to appeal latest court ruling involving the Southern California International Gateway.
25 Jul 2016
The immediate roadblocks, stalemates and impasses the group confronted at the July 15 highlight the deep divisions among the members of the congressional working group and the challenges they’ll face in the months ahead.