US Transportation Regulations

US Transportation Regulations

Maersk Line container ship at anchor
28 Aug 2014
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Wednesday received the “2M” vessel sharing agreement proposal for the east-west trades, starting the clock on the agency’s review of the Maersk Line-Mediterranean Shipping Co. plan for the alliance created following the rejection of the P3 Network by China in June.
18 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — A former head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has blasted truck critics for “political opportunism” in falsely implying a recent high-profile truck accident is tied to an effort to rollback new federal rules for truck drivers.
16 Jun 2014
The furor over the truck crash with a limousine van that killed James McNair and injured comedian Tracy Morgan is spurring demand for tougher truck safety regulation, including stricter hours of service rules for truck drivers.
12 Jun 2014
The president and chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises, the 11th largest U.S. trucking company, today urged logistics executives to push back against what he called the mainstream media’s vilification of the trucking industry following the high-profile deadly accident last weekend.
12 Jun 2014
Debate over driver fatigue and how many hours truck drivers should spend behind the wheel exploded on the national stage this week after an accident claimed the life of one celebrity and injured another.
06 Jun 2014
The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics (HAFFA) has joined a coalition of global counterparts in calling for the U.S. federal government to seek input from small and midsize forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program
05 Jun 2014
The U.S. trucking industry scored a rare victory against new federal hours of service rules after a Senate committee voted to suspend the revised restart provision.
04 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is clarifying rules pertaining to congestion surcharges planned by trans-Pacific carriers in the event of U.S. West Coast work stoppages.
03 Jun 2014
Unexpected shipment delays this week? Don’t be surprised if they’re attributed to a three-day, international truck and bus safety inspection blitz.
02 Jun 2014
Roughly 70 shipper and transportation provider groups are urging the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ask Congress to repeal a controversial container scanning mandate.
16 May 2014
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland told Congress it won’t meet a federal mandate requiring all U.S.-bound containers
14 May 2014
For years, truck drivers have complained about being pushed by dispatchers and others to violate federal regulations to meet unrealistic delivery deadlines. Soon, truckers may have a way to push back.