Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

In-depth coverage of shipping security, including strategies, new regulations, screening and more.

Commentary

A customs broker should make certain its name is reflected on the documentation, by whatever name you choose to call it, only as agent for the beneficial shipper and not as principal. That should suffice to insulate the broker from any lawsuit that might be brought in connection with the inland domestic movement of a shipment.

News & Analysis

24 Apr 2015
A graduated licensing program for commercial drivers is needed to bring younger people into the trucking industry, ATA executives said.
highway work
23 Apr 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Trucking Associations is increasingly optimistic a long-term highway bill will pass this year, following another short-term funding extension.
23 Apr 2015
European shippers are stepping up their scrutiny of shipping alliances by launching their own review of the massive vessel-sharing agreements.
Port Metro Vancouver, Centerm truck gate
23 Apr 2015
The harbor trucking licensing program at Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, took a hit after a federal judge ruled the port’s selection process was unfair and that rejected applications need to be reconsidered.
22 Apr 2015
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has removed the last major obstacle to the breakup and sale of Horizon Lines and a major restructuring of domestic ocean services between the West Coast and Hawaii and Alaska.
22 Apr 2015
The U.S. Maritime Administration has reminded U.S. shipbuilders they must use U.S.-flag ships to carry at least half of the foreign-sourced components they use to build vessels with aid from federal loan guarantees.
20 Apr 2015
The chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping warned that regional maritime regulations on ships’ emissions and ballast-water discharges threaten conflicts with global maritime rules.
20 Apr 2015
The American Trucking Associations is urging the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rulemaking that would require electronic speed limiters on all large trucks.
20 Apr 2015
Five more Chinese ports can now allow foreign-flag vessels to provide cabotage services to their container terminals.