Sep 24, 2018
— Premiere Van Lines President and adventure enthusiast Walt Peniuk will be taking on one of his greatest challenges yet by trekking from Mississauga, Canada, to National Harbor for this year's IAM Annual Meeting. Walt is running and biking the entire distance to raise fund for IAM's new charity, IAM Here 2 Help. He is collecting funds at his Crowdrise page.
Sep 20, 2018
— U.S. Southern Command’s humanitarian assistance program conducts Defense Department-approved activities within its area of responsibility in conjunction with partner nations to alleviate human suffering, disease, hunger and privation, particularly in regions where those needs may pose major challenges to the civilian populace.
Sep 19, 2018
— The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session Sept. 22 on potential changes to its Hours of Service (HOS) rules for commercial truck drivers. The listening session takes place at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV from 10 a.m.-noon PDT.
Sep 18, 2018
— To handle the mounting maritime traffic, the port in 2011 embarked on a nearly $1.5 billion project to combine two of its oldest terminals. Known as the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, it calls for significantly renovating piers E and F, and expanding the on-dock rail yard from 10,000 linear feet to more than 70,000 linear feet.
Sep 11, 2018
— U.S. East Coast ports from South Carolina to Maryland were carrying on normal terminal operations Tuesday morning, although they are closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Florence. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm, which is packing winds of 130 mph, is expected to pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Wednesday and approach the coast of North Carolina or South Carolina on Thursday.
Sep 11, 2018
— An ongoing Federal Maritime Commission investigation hopes to bring much-needed clarity to how marine terminal demurrage and ocean carrier detention charges are levied on shippers to ensure the nation’s oceanborne commerce moves efficiently.
Sep 10, 2018
— Freight shipments could be delayed on the US east coast this week, which is expecting a major hurricane to hit. Hurricane Florence should hit the Carolinas on Thursday, causing rough seas and strong rip currents, along with a potentially “disastrous” level of flooding.
Sep 7, 2018
— The International Longshoremen’s Association said that members at ports from Maine to Texas on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a six-year extension of its contract with the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX).
Sep 4, 2018
— State and local governments in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon, which is moving quickly through the eastern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall as a minimal Category 1 hurricane on Tuesday evening along the north-central Gulf coast.
Aug 29, 2018
— In response to growing calls for more hours-of-service flexibility, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has published a technical memorandum on hours-of-service flexibility. Produced by Jeffrey Short, senior research associate, the report concludes, to no great surprise, that truck drivers who travel during peak times are slowed and that more flexible HOS regulations could not only speed those travel times, but also would not impact the miles drivers cover in a day.
Aug 29, 2018
— For long-suffering rail customers in the US, further grief is on the horizon. From September 17, those which have to move traffic across Chicago on Union Pacific and CSX will face a costly slalom on nearly 200 routes.
Aug 27, 2018
— Four ship-to-shore cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) – the busiest terminal at the Port of Oakland – are 27 feet taller following completion this week of a year-long, crane-raising project.
Aug 21, 2018
— Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have issued a proposal that seeks comment on several possible changes to the agency’s hours-of-service rule, ranging from how to increase driver or workday time in adverse driving conditions to revising the current mandatory 30-minute driver break after eight hours of continuous driving.
Aug 13, 2018
— More companies are pointing to rising freight costs as a drag on earnings and growth, as trucking companies raise rates at a historic pace and one says finding trucks is getting ‘ugly’. “Nobody has a crystal ball, but if I had to place a bet I would say this is structural, not cyclical” change, said Lee Clair, managing partner at Transportation and Logistics Advisors LLC, a supply-chain-strategy consulting firm.
Aug 9, 2018
— Railroads are capitalizing on the acute shortage of drivers in the trucking industry as capacity constraints limit truckers’ ability to compete on some long-haul deferred bulk freight. “Railroads look like big winners in the short term,” the recent State of Logistics report concluded, noting that this year is following a trend of rising carloads that began in 2017.
Aug 3, 2018
— The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper — at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form in 2018, fewer than last year’s 17 and below the 1981-2010 average, according to a forecast Thursday from Colorado State University.
Aug 1, 2018
— With today marking four months since full enforcement of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, a number of truck drivers still say there are problems with ELDs in use and the federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules that are their foundation.
Jul 30, 2018
— There's little doubt that automation is coming in the trucking industry — heck, it's already here in many fomats. But how will the next levels of automation be deployed? What will the legal and regulatory framework around that look like?
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.
Sep 23, 2016
— If your passport is anywhere near you, take a moment and check the expiration date. If that date is anytime during the next 24 months, it might be best to start the renewal process now or soon. Here's why...
Nov 10, 2015
— IAM yesterday submitted comments on the U.S. Transportation Command’s recent Federal Register Notice about the Household Goods Channeling Concept Pilot Program. IAM believes the proposed pilot is ill-conceived and poorly timed.
Aug 6, 2015
— IAM attended the GSA pre-solicitation meeting yesterday in Washington D.C. IAM’s Senior Vice-President, Chuck White, and Programs Director, Brian Limperopulos, discussed international trends and issues affecting the industry with both GSA officials and transportation service providers from the industry.