From a potential battle over detention and demurrage to the easing of truck regulations, shippers and transportation providers need to keep track of major issues.
US Transportation Regulations
07 Mar 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard has said it is communicating with the largest global container line group in an effort to hash out the details behind a controversial new container weight rule set to take effect in just 116 days.
04 Mar 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a new rule that requires truck drivers to spend more time behind the wheel before they can take their skills tests for licensing and creates another hurdle for drivers who have lost their license for malfeasance to have it reinstated.
04 Mar 2016
A group of U.S. agricultural exporters has endorsed a Coast Guard’s admiral’s view that compliance with international container-weighing rules should be handled as a “business practice” instead of through regulatory enforcement.
01 Mar 2016
The SOLAS guidelines on container weight verification that will be implemented from July 1 are not mandatory, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Thomas told a packed TPM Conference here Tuesday.
25 Feb 2016
Shippers of agriculture and recycling metal back the potential merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways, while UPS, other major logistics players, elected officials, municipalities, trade groups and chambers of commerce oppose such a deal, according to an analysis of more than 100 letters written to U.S. rail regulators.
18 Feb 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard Thursday said it will not consider delaying the International Maritime Organization’s controversial new container weight rule and the agency cannot, and will not, hold shippers responsible for not providing container weight documentation to carriers.
16 Feb 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway is asking the U.S. government to vet the viability of its proposed merger with Norfolk Southern Railway.
09 Feb 2016
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition said a new international container weight verification rule threatens U.S. exporters with lost business and supply chain “turmoil,” and warrants a congressional inquiry.
08 Feb 2016
WASHINGTON — The enforcement of the SOLAS container weight mandate for U.S. exports — if there is any — will be done by the U.S. Coast Guard's Captain of the Port of each gateway, and the agency will also check for boxes without verified gross mass documentation when it boards inbound vessels.
03 Feb 2016
In its third white paper defending what has become an increasingly hostile bid for Norfolk Southern Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway detailed its confidence that a tie-up would pass muster with U.S. rail regulators.
26 Jan 2016
The potential merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways, and the resulting tie-up such consolidation could spur, would shake up the Class I industry — and their shipper customers — to a degree not seen since the Staggers Act of 1980 dramatically reduced the number of major railroads operating in the U.S.