John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, spoke recently on the extension of the bill to fund highways and public transportation through September. His main focus was that this extension will be the last short-term fix and a long-term highway bill should be presented and passed by the expiration of the new extension.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has come to a settlement with three trucking groups and agreed to stop using the term “Alert” to describe trucking company scores that break thresholds in CSA safety categories.
Jeff Berman of Logistics Management provides some great opinions and asks some great questions about the topic of sustainability in the current fuel situation for the industry. “It does not matter how you move it, because it all runs on fuel.”
The West Coast of the US currently handles 93 percent of Asian imports, leaving shippers using a wait and see approach to whether the extension of the Panama Canal will make them seriously consider using the East Coast ports for Asian imports.
– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst