The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking into how delays at ports and other loading and unloading facilities may be affecting driver compliance with hours-of-service rules designed to increase safety.
Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment resulted in broken and sheared lag bolts, which caused the June 3 derailment of a train near Mosier, Ore., according to a preliminary report from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Meanwhile, the pound slid the most on record to its weakest since 1985, while the yen rallied on demand for haven assets, following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
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American Shipper recently visited the global headquarters of C.H. Robinson’s managed transportation services subsidiary in Chicago to get a first hand look at the company's transportation control tower, which shows how a managed TMS works in practice.
Continued weighing at port facilities might provide a convenient way for exporters to comply with the upcoming International Maritime Organization verified gross mass container weight regulations due to go into effect at the beginning of next month.
The 10 STS cranes will be the tallest in service at any port in the United States, capable of handling ultra-large containerships with capacities of up to 20,000 TEUs, according to port terminal operator APM Terminals.