US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

truck on winding road
17 Apr 2015
The Transportation Intermediaries Association wants truck safety data generated by a controversial federal program — the CSA program — immediately removed from public view.
16 Feb 2015
The low sulfur fuel regulation that came into effect in January on shipping lanes in northern Europe and the U.S. and Canada has had a “virtually zero “cost impact due to the collapse in the price of oil and resistance from shippers, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
Los Angeles container port, Jan. 31, 2015
12 Feb 2015
As part of a broader report on U.S. port congestion due this summer, federal maritime regulators will outline whether the increase in demurrage charges hitting shippers are unreasonable, and outline potential remedies.
05 Feb 2015
Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute will undertake a key study that could determine the future of truck driver hours of service rules in the U.S.
ag shipment at New Mexico border crossing, inspections
19 Jan 2015
U.S. agriculture shippers are welcoming Washington’s recent decision to finally open up the border to more Mexican trucking companies as the move will end retaliatory tariffs on their products and will help them find truck capacity.
06 Jan 2015
Federal regulators are preparing a host of final and proposed trucking regulations for release and comment this year, but delays caused by lack of staffing and other issues may slow the process.
truck driver
04 Jan 2015
It’s not clear how many rules the FMCSA will be able to complete in the last two years of the Obama administration, and rules on driver coercion and electronic logging are likely to be challenged in Congress or in court — which could delay their implementation.
15 Dec 2014
Federal regulators are proceeding with a negotiated rule-making on minimum national truck driver training standards, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Dec. 12.
12 Dec 2014
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules under the cromnibus spending bill could increase truck capacity, giving carriers a quick productivity boost for the holidays.
10 Dec 2014
The likelihood that truck drivers will have different hours of service rules next year is increasing, as Congress wraps language that will change suspend some 2013 HOS changes into its $1 trillion spending bill.
09 Dec 2014
Starting Dec. 18, U.S. truck drivers in most cases will no longer have to file a report if an inspection of their equipment shows no maintenance issues and safety defects, saving the industry nearly $1.7 billion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
05 Dec 2014
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lashed out at the Jones Act during a Friday panel at the Heritage Foundation, saying the 94-year-old maritime law is an anachronism that hurts U.S. farmers and manufacturers at the expense of foreign rivals.