US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

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.
Norfolk Southern train
09 Aug 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today reversed a ruling that turned a price-fixing lawsuit against four U.S.-based Class I railroads into a class action.
06 Aug 2013
President Obama has signed an executive order, “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security,” in response to the explosion earlier this year at a fertilizer facility in West, Texas.
03 Aug 2013
The Federal Railroad Administration yesterday issued an emergency order aimed at making the hauling of hazardous materials safer, following the deadly Quebec fuel train accident last month.
Debate on truck drivers' hours of service is likely to continue despite this week's appellate court ruling
02 Aug 2013
WASHINGTON — U.S. Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote that the recent federal appeals court decision on the new hours-of-service rules “brings an end to much of the permanent warfare” between regulators, safety advocates and the trucking industry. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision, which upholds most of the new truck driving rules, may have ended the battle, but the war over highway safety is far from finished.
02 Aug 2013
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., introduced legislation this week that would delay the federal deadline for positive train control by five years to 2021.
A federal appeals court has upheld most new hours of service rules for truck drivers
02 Aug 2013
A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the majority of new federal hours of service rules, but rejected a 30-minute rest requirement for short-haul drivers, potentially ending a vicious and drawn-out battle between the trucking industry and regulators.
01 Aug 2013
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is inviting public comment on its initial draft plan for fiscal years 2014 to 2018, which replaces and updates the current plan for 2010 to 2015.
Truck
01 Aug 2013
Anthony Foxx, U.S. transportation secretary, has announced a proposal to eliminate a “burdensome” daily paperwork requirement for professional truck drivers...
Arizona border crossing
29 Jul 2013
A federal court again rejected challenges to the U.S. cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which has seen traffic increase this year but remains small.