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Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Denies Ohio Safety Agency’s Petition for Veteran Driver Exemptions

September 25, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s request for an exemption to modify the mandatory skills test requirements for drivers with military experience, according to a notice scheduled for publication in the Federal […]


Impact & Regulations

BPA: Gov’t investing in UK ports should be top priority

September 25, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

With EU Exit imminent, the BPA has also called for funding to future-proof the sector. As a member of umbrella group Maritime UK, the BPA’s submission complements MUK’s submission, which calls for a £1bn maritime decarbonisation programme. Whilst the ‘comprehensive […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Republicans Unveil NEPA Reform Bill

September 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation aimed at updating the environmental review process related to infrastructure projects recently was introduced by House Republicans. The Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews, or BUILDER, Act seeks to reduce the costs of big-ticket projects to […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Self-Driving Car Bill Reintroduced in House Minus Biggest Backer

September 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of its biggest cheerleaders is staying on the sidelines until next […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Launches Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

September 21, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a panel consisting of commercial drivers to contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Chartered in 2006, MCSAC advises FMCSA leaders on motor carrier safety programs and regulations. MCSAC’s members […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

US senators introduce bill to enable resumption of cruising

September 21, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

As informed, the bill will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations. Currently, cruise […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Big week for Boeing

September 14, 2020

Via: Politico

When it comes to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, two things are happening simultaneously in the next few weeks: Regulators around the world are nearing the end of their processes to approve the plane to fly again. And lawmakers in […]


Impact & Regulations

House Considers Electric Vehicles Legislation

September 14, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Senate-passed legislation meant to promote access to electric vehicles around the country will be under consideration before the U.S. House of Representatives this month. A House companion bill sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna aims to provoke government agencies to buy […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

UPS Holiday Season Hiring Will Top 100,000 Amid E-Commerce Boom

September 9, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

UPS Inc. said it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected avalanche of holiday packages from online orders this year as shoppers avoid stores during the coronavirus pandemic. The holiday hires, a slight increase from […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Pilot Would Allow Younger Drivers in Interstate Commerce

September 4, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a proposal and request for comment on a new pilot program to allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. A Sept. 4 Federal Register notice said the […]