Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

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


A customs broker issues delivery orders for shipments in which it isn’t involved in the final delivery arrangements. How can the broker protect himself from any potential lawsuit from a carrier if freight charges are not paid?

News & Analysis

30 Mar 2015
Both sides in the debate over larger truck trailers are gearing up for the next battle in a long-standing war as Congress works on the next federal surface transportation bill.
24 Mar 2015
Processing delays are forcing some applicants for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials to wait more than 60 days to receive their TWICs, the Transportation Security Administration said.
23 Mar 2015
Proposed protective measures for the Great Barrier Reef will lengthen the voyage between Australia and its largest trade partner, China.
truck at warehouse
23 Mar 2015
Shippers are being warned to prepare for major and potentially costly changes in the way they contract or hire trucking companies to move freight across the U.S., as economic, regulatory and legal pressures reshape the transportation landscape.
Federal agency officials prepare to testify at Senate subcommittee hearing on FMCSA reform.
19 Mar 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s key truck safety initiative — the Compliance, Safety, Accountability or CSA program — is coming under fresh fire on Capitol Hill and from a federal watchdog agency, even as federal regulators take that initiative mobile using a smartphone app.
19 Mar 2015
U.S. Senate legislation introduced on Wednesday could allow railroads to expedite construction of intermodal terminals and other projects, providing shippers with more capacity and more reliable service.
Port of Oakland
18 Mar 2015
Putting waterfront labor under the Railway Labor Act will be a heavy legislative lift with a divided Congress and a union-friendly White House. And, it’s unclear if such a move would prevent “economic warfare” — whether from union slowdowns and the withholding of labor, or employers’ refusal to hire workers.
11 Mar 2015
A proposed Hong Kong rule requiring use of low-sulfur fuel for ships while at berth — a less stringent rule that those applied in U.S. and some European waters — will take effect on July 1 if approved by the Legislative Council next week.
10 Mar 2015
The Port of Gothenburg, Sweden’s largest container port, said sulphur emissions have fallen by 80 percent since the beginning of the year when tighter sulphur emission controls came into force but warned that many vessels are still failing to comply.