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11 Jul 2014
The Alabama State Port Authority, which had proposed widening a five-mile segment of its ship channel at Mobile, has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to expand its environmental study to cover possible deepening and widening of the entire 36-mile channel.
18 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — With few short-term solutions available to solve the nation’s highway funding crisis, some in Congress are willing to back raising and indexing the federal fuels tax to inflation despite the political risks.
18 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — A former head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has blasted truck critics for “political opportunism” in falsely implying a recent high-profile truck accident is tied to an effort to rollback new federal rules for truck drivers.
17 Jun 2014
In a statement published on its website rejecting the proposed P3 Network, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said the proposed alliance would be anticompetitive and not supportive of the “social public interest.”
16 Jun 2014
The furor over the truck crash with a limousine van that killed James McNair and injured comedian Tracy Morgan is spurring demand for tougher truck safety regulation, including stricter hours of service rules for truck drivers.
13 Jun 2014
Tough screening regulations applying to air cargo being flown into the European Union will be enforced from July 1, but with just two weeks to go the industry has little idea which carriers, airports and forwarders have met the security requirements.
12 Jun 2014
The president and chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises, the 11th largest U.S. trucking company, today urged logistics executives to push back against what he called the mainstream media’s vilification of the trucking industry following the high-profile deadly accident last weekend.
12 Jun 2014
The U.S. Congress is considering taxing oil companies to pay for federal highway construction, as legislators debate whether to save the primary engine of surface transportation infrastructure funding with a short-term fix or something more ambitious.
12 Jun 2014
Debate over driver fatigue and how many hours truck drivers should spend behind the wheel exploded on the national stage this week after an accident claimed the life of one celebrity and injured another.
U.S. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, on June 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
10 Jun 2014
President Barack Obama’s signing into law of major port legislation today is just one step toward the United States getting its maritime trade gateways up to snuff.
cybersecurity
09 Jun 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will assess cybersecurity at ports across the nation after a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that showed the DHS wasn’t doing enough to stop cyber threats.

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Commentary

Maybe you’ve heard about China’s rejection of the P3 Network. In all seriousness, I’m hesitant to cover an issue such as this because of the overwhelming analysis and observation that has come before me. But I have strong feelings about why China refused to allow it and a lot of questions about the real outcome.