US Transportation Regulations

19 Jan 2017
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.
07 Jan 2016
Regional less-than-truckload carrier Land Air Express of New England, shut down for nearly 10 days, was cleared to resume operations after reaching an agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
05 Jan 2016
Land Air Express of New England missed a 60-day deadline to respond to a proposed 'unsatisfactory' safety rating, leading to the Dec. 29 out-of-service order that shut the less-than-truckload carrier down. But the company has a chance to get back on the road, if regulators find it is making a "good faith" effort to improve safety fitness.
04 Jan 2016
The U.S. government closed one of the largest trucking companies in the Northeast, Land Air Express of New England, last week, but has not released details to the public on why the carrier was shut down.
17 Dec 2015
A new federal registration system for several types of transport operators isn't ready for prime time, but federal regulators are launching its “first phase.”
17 Dec 2015
U.S. trucking interests won one battle and lost another on Capitol Hill this week after negotiators agreed to an omnibus appropriations bill requiring industry regulators to meet new standards before re-imposing certain suspended hours-of-service restrictions, but did not provide for an increase in tandem trailer length long pursued by trucking companies.
17 Dec 2015
Canadian Pacific Railway’s attempt to takeover Norfolk Southern Railway has already raised alarm with a group of Illinois lawmakers and prompted a pointed response from the Canadian railroad.
16 Dec 2015
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association made good on its promise to challenge a new federal rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by most truck drivers, filing a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
14 Dec 2015
The Federal Maritime Commission has collected $334,000 in civil penalties for alleged shipping act violations by five ocean transportation intermediaries and two unlicensed entities operating as OTIs.
11 Dec 2015
The electronic logging mandate that takes effect in late 2017 will have a big impact on shippers, as well as carriers and drivers, especially when coupled with the driver coercion rule. Supply chains will have to adjust as technology brings both transparency and "rigidity" to driver hours.
10 Dec 2015
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will sue the Department of Transportation in a bid to block a rule requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging devices, the association's executive vice president said today.
10 Dec 2015
U.S. lawmakers Thursday voted to overhaul the nation’s main freight rail regulator and give the Surface Transportation Board stronger investigative powers and streamline complaint review processes.