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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The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose 9.8 percent since last week to a reading of 577.81, as rates from Shanghai to both Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean jumped 36.6 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively.
Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.