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Final FMCSA Rule Takes Action to Stop Coercion of Commercial Vehicle Drivers

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its final rule on regulations that prohibit motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles in violation of certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). In addition, the rule prohibits […]

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Sting Trailers Used to Bait Criminals, Help Fight Multi-Billion-Dollar Cargo Losses

Cargo theft is huge problem, according to the FBI, causing $15 billion to $30 billion in losses annually in the United States. To combat this issue, law enforcement and insurance companies are luring thieves with the use of sting trailers, equipped with surveillance cameras and GPS tracking devices hidden both in the trailer and the […]

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Boom Time for Project Cargo Imports at U.S. Gulf Ports

Reports coming out in the trade indicate that U.S. Gulf ports – from Florida to Texas – are experiencing increased import volumes of steel and project cargoes. This strong flow of project cargo is as a result of better economic conditions and a strong dollar, according to an article in the Journal of Commerce (JOC). […]

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URS to Begin December 12, 2015

Unified Registration System (URS) will begin a phased launch beginning December 12, 2015. See more at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website. The Congressionally mandated Unified Registration System (URS) will begin a phased launch beginning December 12, 2015. A phased approach allows for the complexity of retiring old systems and unifying the regulatory structure […]

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ATA Carnet Processing Fees Set to Increase in 2016

The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), the U.S. appointed national guaranteeing association for ATA Carnets, announced that the ATA Carnet processing fees will increase on February 1, 2016. The new pricing structure increases the basic fee tiers from four to six, allowing for more fee options based on a wider variety of general list […]

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Sufficiency Monitoring Takes On New Urgency

As many of you are aware, CBP has published amendments to Part 113 (bond provisions) of the Customs Regulations. The changes take effect on December 14, 2015. While the bulk of the revisions are of a minor/technical nature, the modified provision for time allowed to file a new continuous bond in response to an “insufficiency […]

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