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Global Transportation and Logistics Industry Outlook Report 2019

This study analyzes these various trends and provides the 2019 growth outlook for the global transportation and logistics industry in terms of size, by region and by industry segments, such as freight transportation, covering ocean freight, air freight, and overland freight; warehousing; freight forwarding; and Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) services.

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Updated 10/03/2019

Freight Transportation Services Index Records New Record

Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) saw a 0.9% increase from June to July, the most recent month for which data is available, for a new all-time high.

Read more on LogisticsMgmt.com

Updated 9/16/2019

FMCSA proposes hours-of-service changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed major changes to the trucking hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which if implemented would give carriers and drivers more flexibility in how they operate.

Read more on FreightWaves.com

Updated 8/15/2019

Diesel average drops for third week in a row, reports EIA

With a 1.0-cent decrease, the national diesel average is at $3.034, coming on the heels of 0.07-cent and 0.004-cent declines, respectively, over the previous two weeks. The national diesel average has risen twice in the last ten weeks.

Read more on Logisticsmgmt.com

Updated 7/31/2019

Rules Limiting Truckers’ Driving Time Set to be Relaxed

The Department of Transportation is moving to loosen regulations on how many hours truck drivers can work. While the trucking industry has been fighting to relax the federal guidelines that limit how long drivers can stay on the road before stopping to rest, safety advocates warn that the move would weaken the regulations too much, leading to safety hazards that come with driver fatigue.

Read more on ModeTransportation.com

Updated 7/24/2019

Teletrac Navman survey finds 24% of fleets still use paper logs

The survey of 500 participants found that Electronic Logging Device (ELD) adoption at present is consistent with 2018, despite the rapidly approaching AOBRD transition deadline.

Read more on ccjdigital.com

Updated 9/24/2019

FMCSA official says zero chance of ELD deadline extension

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official dismisses any chance of the agency extending the compliance deadline for the electronic logging device rule past Dec. 16, 2019.

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Updated 10/30/2019

Ports Post Record Volume as Holiday Season Begins

Major U.S. seaports posted growth in containerized cargo volume for August, the start of the season when retailers begin importing holiday merchandise.

Read more on ttnews.com

Updated 9/18/2019

Truckers Are Waiting Longer at Customer Docks, Study Finds

Detention time expanded last year over 2014 even as companies struggled to find trucking capacity

Read more on wsj.com

Updated 9/16/2019

Regulators may consider cameras on freight trains

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has proposed requiring that all lead locomotives on passenger trains install inward- and outward-facing cameras. It would require that the cameras record while the locomotive is in motion. Voluntary installation of locomotive cameras by the major freight railroads has already begun in what could be a 10 year process.

Read more on FreightWaves.com

Updated 8/1/2019

Washington state to update railroad oil-spill response rules

In 2015 Washington State began requiring railroads to have oil-spill contingency plans to ensure they are prepared in case of a spill. The department proposes to: enhance readiness, improve ability to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, ensure the railroad response teams are trained, update oil spill requirements and etc.

Read more on ProgressiveRailroading.com

Updated 7/3/2019

Port of Los Angeles Argues Against New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

Additional U.S. tariffs on imports from China have some potential impacts including; higher consumer prices, lower profitability for American firms, and uncertainty in the maritime supply chain. Plans are in place for negotiators between the U.S. and China.

Read more on WorldMaritimeNews.com

Updated 7/3/2019

Imports at Top US Container Ports to Rise Modestly

Imports at the US major retail container ports will remain at high levels this summer but are expected to grow only modestly compared with last year’s rush to bring goods into the country ahead of scheduled tariff hikes, according to a new report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Read more on WorldMaritimeNews.com

Updated 7/19/2019

Truck Tonnage in August Climbs 4.1%

Seasonally adjusted truck tonnage rose 4.1% in August compared with a year earlier, according to American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Read more on TTNews.com

Updated 9/24/2019

FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon

FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com Inc. as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network

Read more on Bloomberg.com

Updated 8/8/2019

Senate bill would require DOT to finalize speed limiter mandate

A bill introduced late last week in the U.S. Senate would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to resume work on a rule to require heavy-duty trucks to be equipped with speed limiters and require a limited speed of 65 mph.

Read more on CCJDigital.com

Updated 7/19/2019

FMCSA issues reminder for truckers using AOBRDs

The Department of Transportation is warning drivers using a grandfathered Hours of Service recording device that they are running out of time to make the switch to an approved ELD. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding truck drivers who are using Automatic OnBoard Recording Devices that they have only a few months left to make the switch over to an approved Electronic Logging Device. The FMCSA said via a June 18 Facebook post that “By December 16, 2019, all motor carriers presently using an Automatic OnBoard Recording Device, must switch over to an Electronic Logging Device registered with FMCSA. When ELD enforcement went into effect on December 18, 2017, the FMCSA allowed motor carriers who were already using AOBRDs to continue to do so for the next two years.

Read more on CDLLife.com

Updated 7/3/2019

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