Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

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

Commentary

I have a claim with a less-than-truckload carrier where the carrier damaged a portion of the product on a prepaid shipment and where we don’t charge our customer for freight. We absorb the freight as part of the sale. Why is a shipper not entitled to recuperation of freight costs?

News & Analysis

22 Sep 2014
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would prevent the publication of safety scores for trucking and bus companies and revamp the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA scoring system.
Zim container ship at Long Beach
22 Sep 2014
The European Shippers Council attacked the proposed 2M vessel-sharing agreement in a letter sent last week to the Federal Maritime Commission but is unlikely to convince the U.S. regulatory agency to reject the agreement involving the world’s two largest container lines.
19 Sep 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Ken’s Trucking company, based in Grand Ridge, Florida, to immediately shut down following a federal investigation that revealed numerous violations of safety regulations.
19 Sep 2014
The Teamsters union and safety advocates from the Highway and Auto Safety, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in attempt to force the agencies to issue a rule outlining training standards for entry-level truck drivers.
ship in Black Sea
19 Sep 2014
DFDS, one of Europe’s largest short sea-shipping and logistics operators, this week announced plans to close a second route in response to tougher environmental regulations that will sharply increase the cost of ships’ fuel from 2015.
18 Sep 2014
U.S Senate investigators said Wednesday that computer networks of transportation companies that work for the U.S. military were broken into 20 times in one year by hackers with links to the Chinese government, highlight the growing cyberattack risk to shippers and carriers.
16 Sep 2014
With the odds growing that a global ballast water treaty will come into force next year, concern is building among shipowners, including container carriers, that its implementation will be chaotic, expensive and ineffective.
16 Sep 2014
In a sharp turnaround from previously proposed rules, forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers in the U.S. wouldn’t have to post larger bonds under the Federal Maritime Commission’s revised ocean transportation intermediary rule overhaul proposals.
15 Sep 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Co. today unveiled surcharges of up to $165 per 20-foot container on North European and North American routes that will be subject to new low-sulfur limits in 2015.
11 Sep 2014
The case and the severity of the sentence underscores international concern about truck driver fatigue and the enforcement of daily work limits and adequate rest periods.