Regulation & Policy

The American Trucking Associations wants Congress to allow carriers to use hair-follicle testing as an alternative to urinalysis, but labor group oppose the change.

Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, New Jersey, says his financially strapped city wants more money and jobs from the East Coast’s largest port.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is calling for a national coalition to address a nationwide parking shortage for truck drivers, just another factor that has been contributing to rising transportation costs and ever-tightening capacity in the sector.

Greece has set deadlines for the privatization of its two major ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, after waffling on the issue in the first half of year and putting the country’s privatization efforts in doubt.

Trucking executives generally back a federal governmental push to reduce emissions from heavy-duty trucks, but California regulators want even stricter rules to reduce health risks and global warming from truck pollution.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its November deadline for the ACE "single window" program stands, even though smaller federal agencies have already said they won’t be ready in time and larger ones are lagging behind.

electronic logbook
Whether released on Sept. 30 or later, the electronic logbook regulation, along with a related rule penalizing carriers, shippers and third-parties for coercing drivers to violate federal truck safety laws, has the potential to reshape the trucking and shipping business in a big way.

A political battle is brewing in Brazil as stakeholders spar over the future of the country’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, in a contest that may determine how future of container trade development.

No decision on a block exemption for Hong Kong’s container shipping industry will be made before the new competition law comes into effect on December 14, leaving the container shipping industry in the bizarre position where its activity will be illegal from that date.

A review of federal safety data show the number of citations roadside inspectors handed to truckers for violating hours-of-service rules declined significantly from 2011 through 2014, especially for driving beyond the daily 11-hour limit. However, there was an uptick in some logbook violations, including falsified logs, in fiscal 2014.