Legislators’ recent interest in rewriting the Shipping Act of 1984 has been sparked by third-party suppliers’ fears of alliances having too much power.
US Transportation Regulations
17 Mar 2017
A "technical error" could cut $112 million from federal funding for truck safety enforcement programs, raising the risk of high-cost accidents.
16 Mar 2017
FMC Commissioner Daniel Maffei said he was “disappointed” to learn this week that the 2M and Ocean alliances had decided to forgo emergency funds to protect cargo.
10 Mar 2017
There was some confusion in the days after the rulemaking as to whether the decision impacted general rate increases, allowed carriers to unilaterally and arbitrarily alter service contracts without notifying the FMC or their contract partners, or changed how NVOCCs report rate changes to their customers.
07 Mar 2017
It could be the first of many rollbacks “consistent with recent executive orders highlighting the benefits of reducing unnecessary and costly regulations” under President Trump.
28 Feb 2017
Shippers’ efforts to push the FMC into a rulemaking relies on antiquated evidence that predates the advent of containerized shipping, carriers said.
17 Feb 2017
More than 60 trucking groups joined to ask the new US transportation secretary to immediately rescind a key rule in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability, or CSA, initiative.
16 Feb 2017
There is some contention over how much support the rollback has among shippers.
08 Feb 2017
“I’m concerned about regulations, but is the economy generating freight — that is the big question.”
08 Feb 2017
The US Surface Transportation Board, the top rail regulatory agency, proposed a new rule in July that would permit so-called reciprocal switching. Now, however, the proposed rule might be derailed even before it leaves the station.
02 Feb 2017
Shippers and intermediaries could deflect tens of millions of dollars of detention and demurrage fees.
31 Jan 2017
Customs and Border Protection proposed on Jan. 18 to revise almost 30 interpretative rulings on the Jones Act.