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Surface Transportation Board Acts to Prevent a Patchwork Quilt of State Regulatory Requirements

USA - January 26 2021 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has issued a comprehensive decision that will likely forestall years of litigation over the scope of the Clean…

FMC Seeks to Make Pandemic-Related Service Contract Rules Change Permanent

USA - January 22 2021 Daily life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many expect that some of these changes will become part of the "new normal" when the pandemic is…

Ninth Circuit Decides Federal Law Preempts California Meal and Rest Break Rules

USA - January 21 2021 The anticipated decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Teamsters v. FMCSA dealing with federal preemption of California meal…

NTSB Challenges and Expectations for 2021

USA - January 20 2021 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates, reports on and determines the probable causes of transportation accidents in all modes…

A Snapshot Look at COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Logistics

USA - January 19 2021 In December 2020 when this blog series was planned, national attention had turned from developing a COVID-19 vaccine to distributing it. The…

Reauthorized PHMSA Seems Set for Renewed Environmental Emphasis Under Biden

USA - January 18 2021 The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) states that its mission "is to protect people and the environment by advancing the…

Marine Market and Insurance Under Biden: New Opportunities in 2021?

USA - January 17 2021 Although the marine market saw significant fluxuations as a result of COVID-19, declining oil and gas prices, and international trade sanctions, 2021…

The Ex-Im Bank as Biden Begins

USA - January 16 2021 For several years, until May 2019, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) lacked sufficient directors to field a quorum for…

Transportation, Trade and CBP: Looking Ahead to the Biden Era

USA - January 15 2021 Few U.S. government agencies spent more time in the spotlight during the four years of the Trump Administration than U.S. Customs and Border…

Biden's "Second Great Railroad Revolution": Infrastructure

USA - January 14 2021 As noted in Part 1 and Part 2, during the presidential campaign, candidate Joe Biden called for "Sparking the second great railroad revolution."…