Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

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


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

29 Apr 2015
Non-vessel-operating common carriers are asking the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to lift “unnecessary, burdensome rules” governing their contracts with shippers.
Port of Los Angeles, January 2015
28 Apr 2015
Cargo interests urge the Federal Maritime Commission to take action against carriers and marine terminals that assess late charges for the pickup and return of equipment when the shipper’s ability to comply with the demurrage and per-diem requirements is compromised because of terminal congestion.
27 Apr 2015
The trial of Thomas Farmer, a former Crowley Liner Services executive accused of antitrust conspiracy, has entered its third week in U.S. District Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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.