Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

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

Commentary

A motor carrier has filed a lawsuit against a shipper after it was not paid for its services. The shipper did pay the middleman broker, but the broker never forwarded payment to the carrier, and has since disappeared. What is the best road for the shipper to take? Go to court? Make a second payment? Negotiate a settlement? Read on.

News & Analysis

25 Aug 2015
The American Trucking Associations wants Congress to allow carriers to use hair-follicle testing as an alternative to urinalysis, but labor group oppose the change.
21 Aug 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation is calling for a national coalition to address a nationwide parking shortage for truck drivers, just another factor that has been contributing to rising transportation costs and ever-tightening capacity in the sector.
18 Aug 2015
Trucking executives generally back a federal governmental push to reduce emissions from heavy-duty trucks, but California regulators want even stricter rules to reduce health risks and global warming from truck pollution.
electronic logbook
17 Aug 2015
Whether released on Sept. 30 or later, the electronic logbook regulation, along with a related rule penalizing carriers, shippers and third-parties for coercing drivers to violate federal truck safety laws, has the potential to reshape the trucking and shipping business in a big way.
13 Aug 2015
A review of federal safety data show the number of citations roadside inspectors handed to truckers for violating hours-of-service rules declined significantly from 2011 through 2014, especially for driving beyond the daily 11-hour limit. However, there was an uptick in some logbook violations, including falsified logs, in fiscal 2014.
11 Aug 2015
Customs broker A.N. Deringer is billing its new less-than-containerload service from Hong Kong to Toronto as faster than via U.S. West Coast offerings, and free of U.S. harbor maintenance taxes and customs paperwork.
05 Aug 2015
President Obama has nominated Scott Darling to helm the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. And it looks as though Darling will have an easier go of it than his predecessor, given his relative popularity in the industry and the fact that he’s already helmed the agency for a year as acting administrator.
03 Aug 2015
Hawaiian shippers frustrated with high freight rates had their hopes for change dashed last week after a U.S. federal court rejected their bid to strike cabotage provisions from the U.S. Merchant Marine Act.
31 Jul 2015
The U.S. congressional watchdog’s conclusion that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to evaluate its controversial hours-of-service rules fuels the fight between the top U.S. trucking lobby and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
safety on the roads
24 Jul 2015
Trucking in the U.S. was deregulated, in economic terms, in the 1980s and 1990s. When it comes to safety, however, trucking is more regulated now than it has ever been. Truck safety rules are reshaping how trucking companies operate and serve shippers, and carriers, drivers and shippers alike will face more regulation soon.