Regulation & Policy

A graduated licensing program for commercial drivers is needed to bring younger people into the trucking industry, ATA executives said.

highway work
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Trucking Associations is increasingly optimistic a long-term highway bill will pass this year, following another short-term funding extension.

European shippers are stepping up their scrutiny of shipping alliances by launching their own review of the massive vessel-sharing agreements.

Port Metro Vancouver, Centerm truck gate
The harbor trucking licensing program at Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, took a hit after a federal judge ruled the port’s selection process was unfair and that rejected applications need to be reconsidered.

Progress is being made to protect the U.S. maritime industry from cyberattacks that could sabotage a container terminals cranes and allow organized crime to import illegal drugs undetected.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has removed the last major obstacle to the breakup and sale of Horizon Lines and a major restructuring of domestic ocean services between the West Coast and Hawaii and Alaska.

The U.S. Maritime Administration has reminded U.S. shipbuilders they must use U.S.-flag ships to carry at least half of the foreign-sourced components they use to build vessels with aid from federal loan guarantees.

India and Bangladesh agreed to extend an earlier protocol dealing with “inland water transit and trade” cooperation between the two countries, with provision for automatic renewal in line with a proposed amendment to the Bangladesh-India trade agreement, the Indian Ministry of Shipping said in a written statement.

One-third of U.S ports need at least $100 million in landside upgrades, both intermodal rail and road connections, to handle projected 2025 freight volumes, according to a report from the American Association of Port Authorities. Where ports will get that money was anyone’s guess at the AAPA’s annual springtime conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.