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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Great Lakes regional less-than-truckload carrier Moran Transportation Corp. purchased the assets of Eagan, Minn.-based Mats Trucking for an undisclosed sum back in April, but waited until rebranding was complete to announce it.
The parcel carrier has agreed to pay $240 million to settle lawsuits covering around 13,000 divers across 20 states who claimed they should have been treated as employees instead of independent contractors.
Pacific Maritime Association President and CEO James McKenna said he expects to hear from International Longshore and Warehouse Union this summer on whether it wants to discuss the extension of the five-year labor contract.