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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However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
"Orphan carriers” excluded from the 2M Alliance and the proposed OCEAN Alliance are scheduled to brief the Federal Maritime Commission Wednesday.
The 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision, which relies on a 1866 Supreme Court opinion, is being heralded as a victory for ocean carriers.