A wide-ranging Capitol Hill hearing on trucking safety managed to drill into a policy sticking point for the industry – maintaining a seat at the table on discussions around automated vehicle (AV) regulations.
Read more on MODETransportation.com
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
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
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
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
Jillamy was founded in 2001 and is currently the largest agency within the MODE Transportation Network.
Jillamy started as an intermodal marketing company (IMC); we have quickly grown into a full service 3rd party logistics (3PL) provider with expertise in International, Intermodal, LTL, Over the Road Truckload, Partials, Liquid Bulk, Expedited and Air Freight.