Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 08/29/2017

Hurricane Harvey continues to have a big effect on people and businesses near the South Texas coast. This impact includes the freight transportation industry which is currently experiencing major disruptions to include the following: Halted traffic due to flooded roadways and damaged infrastructure Suspended rail service Closures of regional shipping terminals and ports Chaotic supply… Continue Reading

US Customs’ ACE Issues 4/08/16

In the near future ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) will be the sole CBP authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system for entry as well as transmission of PGA (Participating Government Agency) data. The idea behind ACE becoming the “single window” filling system is that “manual processes will be streamlined and automated, paper will be eliminated, and… Continue Reading

Prohibiting Driver Coercion 12/08/2015

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has officially published a final rule that will “prohibit motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in violation of certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations – including drivers’ hours-of-service limits; the commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations;… Continue Reading

Hours of Service Study Update 10/8/2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced October 1st that it has concluded the data collection phase of the congressionally mandated Hours of Service study. The study investigates the effect of two suspended hours of service rule provisions on over-the-road safety and driver fatigue. The two provisions that are now suspended are: Drivers are… Continue Reading