US Transportation Regulations

19 Jan 2017
From a potential battle over detention and demurrage to the easing of truck regulations, shippers and transportation providers need to keep track of major issues.
26 Dec 2016
Elaine Chao's pro-business approach could be a big win for motor carriers that have faced a laundry list of regulations under the Obama administration that threaten to tighten capacity and increase shipping rates.
15 Dec 2016
Independent truckers want the full appellate court to rehear its case against the government's electronic logging mandate, as the compliance clock ticks louder.
15 Dec 2016
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says language in a rule issued last year seen as "requiring" sleep apnea testing violates the law.
14 Dec 2016
The fight between the three major shipping alliances on US trades officially starts in April.
Trucking companies say that rolling back of some hours-of-service requirements will restore productivity lost when they were put in place.
13 Dec 2016
As the Obama administration winds down, federal regulators are rolling out some long-awaited trucking safety rules, while Congress legislates driver hours of service. Some groups would like president-elect Trump to block pending rules.
08 Dec 2016
US regulators are reviewing a proposed agreement between two marine terminal operators at the Port of Miami that would allow the terminals to jointly negotiate terms and conditions with container lines — a first for the United States.
08 Dec 2016
One card and one security background check should be enough for truck drivers, American Trucking Associations CEO tells Senate subcommittee.
07 Dec 2016
The overall number of truck driver hours-of-service violations cited by roadside inspectors dropped in fiscal 2016, but certain types of violations increased.
Shippers have incurred heavy costs when their containers have been locked behind terminal gates for reasons outside their control.
07 Dec 2016
A broad range of US shippers, truckers, and transportation intermediaries are asking federal maritime regulators to consider creating a rule to prevent marine terminals and container lines from charging demurrage and detention fees.
05 Dec 2016
A drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse could potentially further reduce the pool of available labor in an industry already battling a shortage of drivers.
01 Dec 2016
As shippers scrutinize carriers’ financial stability ahead of the 2016 to 2017 bidding season, the safeguards could provide those that deal with the THE Alliance some reassurances — and give alliance members a contracting edge.