Legislative & Agency Updates

  • LTG Lyons Confirmed as USTRANSCOM Commander

    Aug 1, 2018 — History reaches a new milestone – the next Commander of U.S. Transportation Command will be a U.S. Army Officer. Congratulations to U.S. Army Lieutenant General Stephen Lyons for being confirmed as the next Commander, U.S. Transportation Command.
  • U.S. House OKs Bill to Delay TWIC Deployment at High-Risk Facilities

    Jul 20, 2018 — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation calling for a delay in deploying thousands of biometric readers for transportation security cards at the nation’s high-risk ports and commercial facilities. A companion bill in the U.S. Senate (S. 3094) has been referred out of committee but has yet to go to the floor for a vote.
  • FMCSA Outlines New Data Model to Be Tested in September

    Jul 18, 2018 — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have withdrawn a slate of proposed “enhancements” to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Management System to make way for a small-scale test in September of a new statistical data model intended to better identify high-risk carriers.
  • ICE has delivered a Notice of inspection, what now?

    Jun 27, 2018 — Last year, the agency audited more than 1,300 organizations, which produced 71 indictments. ICE’s acting director has pledged to boost workplace raids by 400-500 percent.
  • ‘PierPass 2.0’ pushed back to fourth quarter

    Jun 27, 2018 — Container terminal operators in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach now expect their revised PierPass OffPeak program will go into effect in the fourth quarter instead of August as originally planned.
  • Lawmakers Again Push for More Flexibility with Military Moves

    May 19, 2017 — Lawmakers will try again to give more military families flexibility in their permanent change-of-station moves with a pair of bills introduced Thursday. The Military Family Stability Act, sponsored by two Democrats and two Republicans in the House and Senate, would allow families who receive move orders to either leave up to six months before their servicemember’s assigned date to set up their new home or remain behind six months to ease the transition.
  • Forwarders Call for Fast-track for U.S. Customs Chief

    May 16, 2017 — The Airforwarders Association (AfA) in the U.S. has called on the Senate to swiftly confirm Kevin McAleenan as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner, pointing out that the appointment was critical to the safe, secure and efficient movement of cargo.
  • U.S. Immigration and Travel Restrictions - IAM President’s Commentary and Update

    Feb 2, 2017 — After last week’s Executive Order by the U.S. on immigration and refugees there has been considerable press coverage in the US national news and overseas. Surprisingly, as of today, IAM has not received a single inquiry or question relative to the matter from one of our members. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t questions; and the closer the Association gets to launching the registration process for our 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo there undoubtedly will be questions and concerns raised that need to be addressed.
  • Businesses Ask FMC to Address Fees Charged when Port Disruptions Delay Pickup of Cargo Containers

    Dec 7, 2016 — IAM, along with a coalition representing retailers, manufacturers, truckers, transportation intermediaries and other business groups today asked the Federal Maritime Commission to set new policy preventing terminal operators and ocean carriers from charging unfair fees when uncontrollable incidents such as storms and strikes keep cargo from being picked up from ports on time.