US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

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.
06 Nov 2014
U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero expects congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to ease in the next couple weeks, but, in the meantime, he said the agency is scrutinizing the PierPass program.
Congress
05 Nov 2014
The Republican takeover of the Senate could spell a hard stop for federal regulators defending existing trucking rules and pushing for stricter safety measures. But carriers and shippers should still expect tough battles over rulemakings and regulations ahead.
04 Nov 2014
Hapag-Lloyd is a step closer to merging with CSAV after Brazilian regulators gave the go-ahead for the duo to create the fourth-largest container line in the world.
01 Nov 2014
A changing regulatory environment, along with a capacity shortage that pushes trucking customers to third-party logistics providers and intermodal rail, will lead to trucking industry consolidation in the next three to five years, according to the investment Stifel.
30 Oct 2014
The Federal Maritime Commission has allowed Consolidated Chassis Management, the ocean carrier-owned operator of regional chassis pools, to license its pool management software and provide management services to third-party pools.
30 Oct 2014
Next Tuesday’s Senate elections could determine the future of federal regulations governing drivers’ hours of service and the publication of driver safety scores, Transplace CEO Tom Sanderson says.
28 Oct 2014
With the nation’s ability to move imports and exports “in crisis mode,” U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Chairman Mario Cordero is urging PierPass to “seriously consider” calls for a moratorium on its fees as congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex builds.
Railroad crossing
27 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison sees railroad consolidation as possible and a way to greatly improve service, but the majority of his Class I counterparts aren’t on board.
20 Oct 2014
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection should improve its analysis and circulation of border security data, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says.
18 Oct 2014
Truckers or cargo interests who contend that terminal operators have unlawfully billed them for late retrieval of containers while the ports were congested have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission, according to a commission staff member.
16 Oct 2014
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is pressuring Canadian Pacific Railway to better explain how it will address service issues.