Logistics News Dec. 22, 2014

FMCSA updates HOS rules – As a result of the suspension of the revised 34-hour restart rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated it web site, providing guidance. See the update here. (FMCSA)

 

Fuel at lowest in three years – The decline in gas and diesel prices continues. See the latest regional and national averages here. (US EIA)

 

PMA requests mediation of ILWU negotiations – After seven months of on-and-off talks, the Pacific Maritime Association has requested outside assistance to conclude a new master contract for West Coast longshore operations. The ILWU would need to agree to mediation before that process could begin. See the PMA press release here. There’s more on the request here (JOC) and here. (Transport Topics)

 

Port of Long Beach weighs tactics to relieve congestion – The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will likely authorize the creation of a shared chassis pool. This is one of the measures being considered to ease months of congestion. See the story here. (Long Beach Press-Telegram) Read details from the Port of Long Beach’s own press releases here. (POLB.com)