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.
12 Mar 2014
WASHINGTON — A breakbulk and container line, and three non-vessel operating common carriers have agreed to pay $350,000 total in civil penalties following Federal Maritime Commission allegations that they violated the Shipping Act of 1984 and the agency’s regulations.
11 Mar 2014
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma can each gather information on their operations, facilities and rates, and share the data with the other after the Federal Maritime Commission unanimously approved the discussion agreement last week.
06 Mar 2014
Chilean carrier CSAV will pay a $625,000 civil penalty to resolve U.S. government allegations it violated the Shipping Act in connection with a scheme to fix prices for shipments of roll-on, roll-off shipments such as cars and trucks.
21 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — Following a series of accidents involving trains hauling crude oil, the major U.S. railroads and federal regulators have agreed to series of safety practices, including slower speeds through urban areas and increased inspections.
21 Feb 2014
The pilots of the UPS cargo plane that crashed on Aug. 14, 2013, had complained about the company’s tiring work schedules at the start of the fatal flight before making landing errors...
19 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The G6 Alliance could have the go-ahead from U.S. regulators to expand its vessel-sharing agreement into the Asia-U.S. West Coast and trans-Atlantic routes by early April.
19 Feb 2014
Transportation companies soon may have new food safety regulations to follow in hauling foodstuffs in the U.S.
10 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The P3 Network could be sailing past any U.S. regulatory hurdles by late March...
03 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The types of questions posed by Surface Transportation Board commissioners to railroads and shippers in late March could give some indication on how the trio, particularly its newest addition, views a controversial competitive switching proposal.
29 Jan 2014
Shippers and trucking companies need to clearly spell out detention policies and penalties in contracts and tariffs if they want to avoid federal regulation, a transportation attorney warns.
Air brakes on a truck
20 Jan 2014
Federal regulators are set to gain new authority to shut down unsafe trucking operators and pursue trucking officials with a history of "egregious" violations.