US Transportation Regulations

01 Jul 2014
Forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers will learn by the end of the year just how far the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has mitigated many of their concerns with a proposed overhaul of ocean transportation intermediary rules.
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.
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.
26 Jul 2013
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has taken actions to delay the revaluation of BNSF Railway’s assets, in part because of Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of BNSF in 2010 without prior board authorization.
24 Jul 2013
The General Civil Aviation Authority has made recommendations addressing air cargo fire safety as part of its final report on the fatal crash of UPS B747-400 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sept. 3, 2010.
Trucking hours of service clock
23 Jul 2013
How many hours are there in a “34-hour” restart? This isn’t a trick question.
23 Jul 2013
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, has asked the General Accountability Office to examine the impact of shale oil and gas development on pipelines, rail and other transportation infrastructure and safety.
Port of Long Beach, Terminal A
23 Jul 2013
Eleven years after Congress required biometric passes for maritime workers, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential is inching forward. But there’s still no industry consensus on how TWIC should work, where it should be required or even whether it’s needed.
SSA Marine Beast Box
23 Jul 2013
One criticism of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential is that TWIC biometric readers can’t withstand a harsh seaport environment. SSA Marine's "Beast Box," however, is a system that actually works, according to Curt Campbell, director of maritime safety and security at SSA.