Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

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


Arranging for the transportation of shipments by carriers for compensation should require licensing and bonding as a third-party logistics provider. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seems to turn a blind eye to this online service.

News & Analysis

27 Nov 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released on Friday the final version of its coercion rule, the first in a number of regulations that could impact U.S. truck capacity moving forward.
19 Nov 2015
The top U.S. rail regulatory agency on Wednesday gave guidance on when it expect to wrap up the issue of reciprocal switching, and provided a glimpse into the arduous regulatory process facing the potential merger of the Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific railways, according to attendees at an industry event.
18 Nov 2015
Several long-anticipated rules and proposals for trucking may hit the Federal Register in the next two weeks, including the electronic logging mandate, a final rule on driver coercion and proposals on carrier safety ratings and truck speed limiters.
13 Nov 2015
From global container weight rules to the roll-out of the long-delayed U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment, shippers and their transportation providers should prepare for these five changes.
06 Nov 2015
China’s crackdown on ocean carrier surcharges, seen by government officials as hurting exporters, is forcing container lines to lower certain charges at a time when their own profits are declining because of overcapacity and rate competition.
05 Nov 2015
The U.S. trucking industry won one battle, but lost another in Congress this week. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed legislation that clears the way for teenage truck drivers after killing an effort to increase current limits on truck weight.
02 Nov 2015
Container lines, U.S. shippers and logistics providers are coming together to figure out the best way to prepare for the July 1 start of new global regulations requiring the weighing of containers before they are allowed to be loaded onto a ship.
27 Oct 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday approved a three-year deadline extension for U.S. railroads to install new safety technology, avoiding a catastrophe that railroads have said would cripple the network fluidity intermodal shippers depend on.
20 Oct 2015
Trucking executives fear the potential return of 2013 hours of service regulations suspended by Congress last December, a survey by the American Transportation Research Institute shows.
10 Oct 2015
Shippers that operate truck fleets are urging U.S. lawmakers to give states more flexibility to determine whether to allow heavier trucks on their roads.