June 27, 2017 — The West Coast MTO Agreement announced that on August 1, 2017, the Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.3 percent. Read the 6/27 PierPass statement.
June 27, 2017 — A congressionally-mandated report concluded that FMCSA’s CSA program requires a new statistical approach to carriers needing "interventions" to improve safety performance. It is also identified a number of "data quality issues" in information gathered by FMCSA to make safety fitness determinations.
June 25, 2017 — A discussion agreement between the Port of New York & New Jersey and the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association took effect, notwithstanding a 2-2 tie vote at the Federal Maritime Commission.
June 16, 2017 — Intermodal growth returned in force in May, gaining 9.0% over the previous year. International intermodal took the lead, rising 9.7%.
June 12, 2017 — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an OOIDA petition questioning the constitutionality of electronic logging devices. The lower court ruling upholding the FMCSA rule stands.
June 8, 2017 — The White House released a fact sheet, “Rebuild America’s Infrastructure,” providing detail on the allocation of the $1 trillion total infrastructure investment indicated in the 2018 budget request.