US Transportation Regulations

09 Apr 2014
Opponents of allowing larger and heavier trucks on the nation’s highways are already calling foul on a yet-to-be-released study by the U.S. Department of Transportation and want President Obama to put the research on hold.
The press event for the Safe Skies Act of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol. Source: Coalition of Airline Pilots Association
14 Nov 2013
U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have introduced the Safe Skies Act to ensure that America’s cargo plane pilots...
Maersk Line ship
11 Nov 2013
The Federal Maritime Commission likely will focus on two key words — “unreasonable” and “likely” — as it determines in the coming weeks whether to allow or block the proposed alliance of the three largest global container lines.
Tractor at terminal in Port of New York and New Jersey
11 Nov 2013
After the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor held a series of lively hearings in 2010 on work and pay practices at the East Coast’s busiest port, Commissioner Ronald Goldstock said the crime watchdog agency’s work was just beginning.
11 Nov 2013
New York-New Jersey is the only U.S. port where the size of the longshore work force is set by a law enforcement agency that must approve new hires.
Trucking's hours of service rules
01 Nov 2013
The American Trucking Associations has applauded the introduction of the TRUE Safety Act in the House by Reps. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y.; Tom Rice, R-S.C.; and Mike Michaud, D-Maine.
31 Oct 2013
A bipartisan trio of U.S. legislators has introduced legislation that would block new hours of service rules for the trucking industry, the latest salvo in motor carriers’ fight against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation.
30 Oct 2013
Congress was not caught napping as federal regulators moved to set new requirements for identifying and treating sleep disorders among truck drivers. Despite a partial government shutdown, legislators this month rushed a bill to the White House ordering the Department of Transportation to pursue a full rule-making and not simply issue guidance on obstructive sleep apnea and truck drivers.
Pieces of the P3 puzzle
29 Oct 2013
As shippers obtain more information about how the P3 Network would operate, regulators are pressing the three member carriers to explain how the alliance will affect schedule reliability and competition.
28 Oct 2013
The Federal Maritime Commission has completed seven compromise agreements with nine non-vessel-operating common carriers and freight forwarders, recovering a total of $617,500 in civil penalties.
Elliott Bay terminals, Port of Seattle. Photo: Don Wilson.
24 Oct 2013
Terminal operators at the Port of Seattle filed a request with the Federal Maritime Commission to form a discussion agreement that would allow the terminals to jointly discuss operations, facilities, services and other matters in an effort to increase efficiency at the port.
Panalpina air freight
23 Oct 2013
Panalpina has agreed to pay $35 million as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a U.S. class action lawsuit alleging anticompetitive industry practices regarding certain freight surcharges.