US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

22 Sep 2014
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would prevent the publication of safety scores for trucking and bus companies and revamp the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA scoring system.
18 Aug 2014
The U.S. government will study vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology that could form the backbone of future systems aimed at improving passenger car and truck safety.
18 Aug 2014
Company by company, truck by truck, motor carrier bankruptcies threaten to sap freight capacity from an already tight truckload shipping market in the U.S. as freight demand rises.
Port of Stockton container on barge service
11 Aug 2014
The U.S. Maritime Administration’s latest push to promote coastal and inland waterway container services comes despite signs that such efforts are either a long shot or destined to fail.
06 Aug 2014
A trailer full of canned corn proved one stolen load too many for a gang of freight thieves that operated throughout the U.S. Midwest. In federal court in Missouri, two of the cargo thieves pleaded guilty to running a cargo theft ring that pulled off the corn heist in West Plains, Missouri.
05 Aug 2014
Some U.S. states aren’t waiting for federal rules but are increasing inspection and enforcement actions related to temperature-controlled transport on their own.
05 Aug 2014
Applicants for Transportation Security Identification Credential cards now can have them mailed directly to their homes or other locations instead of having to make a second trip to pick up the cards at a TWIC enrollment center.
Truck at rest area
25 Jul 2014
After five years leading a broad and often controversial effort to reshape federal truck safety regulation, Anne S. Ferro is leaving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
24 Jul 2014
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is seeking authority to use its website instead of the Federal Register to provide public notice when it revokes or suspends the licenses of ocean transportation intermediaries.
22 Jul 2014
Two Federal Maritime Commission members hailed U.S. dredging legislation and Seattle-Tacoma port cooperation as “significant” steps to help U.S. ports compete with Canadian and Mexican gateways for shipments to U.S. points.
Diesel
18 Jul 2014
Trucking interests in Southern California were urged this week to lobby for a delay in the inclusion of transportation fuels under the state’s cap and trade law...
16 Jul 2014
States are being urged to review their permitting processes for oversized truck shipments following an accident last year that led to an interstate bridge collapse.