Transportation Regulations

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It seems there are two federal transportation departments, the one regulating new highway technology and the one regulating railroads, and they don’t seem to be on the same page.

News & Analysis

The International Maritime Organization ruling avoids the creation of a patchwork of different national rules for sulfur in vessel fuel.
27 Oct 2016
Shippers may end up paying higher rates via fuel surcharges depending on how well the oil industry can meet demand for low sulfur fuel.
27 Oct 2016
Shippers are warning that the Russian government’s raising of stevedoring tariffs to boost port infrastructure investment may squeeze out some operators and force importers and exporters to eat the higher costs.
26 Oct 2016
US ports could be an unexpected beneficiary of the historic settlement between the US government and German automaker Volkswagen.
The fate of the Ocean Alliance had become uncertain in recent months after the US Federal Maritime Commission halted its review process to receive more information from alliance membners.
21 Oct 2016
US maritime regulators gave the green light to the Ocean Alliance to take sail on US trades in April.
18 Oct 2016
US regulators are increasing funding for driver-training schools and institutions serving veterans while pushing a pilot program that would license under-21 ex-military drivers.
12 Oct 2016
US regulators simplify the process getting training, a license, and a job in trucking for veterans and active duty military personnel.
12 Oct 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and its Eukor Car Carriers affiliate have agreed to pay civil penalties to settle US Federal Maritime Commission allegations of wrongdoing.
10 Oct 2016
The committee is scheduled to meet Oct. 23 to determine whether the 0.5 percent global cap should take effect in 2020 or be postponed till 2025.
07 Oct 2016
Finding and shutting down bad trucking operators remains a challenge for US regulators, as the case of a Georgia company ordered off the road Friday shows.
US exports of distiller’s dried grains have shown an overall trend of growth in recent years although they are down year to date.
07 Oct 2016
Exports of all kinds have been lackluster the past year because of the strong dollar, so any anitpathy towards them is likely to have an impact.