Logistics News July 13, 2015

Comment period begins for CSA program changes – The FMCSA has proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. The possible changes are numerous, with a public comment period that expires July 29, 2015. Read details here. (Heavy Duty Trucking)

 

“PLUS Act” would define longshore slowdowns as unfair labor practice – A bill has been introduced to the US Senate which would result in civil damages and court injunctions for longshore unions engaging in intentional work slowdowns. Read more here. (Cargo Business News)

 

Diesel prices up a little, but still .80 below last year – The national average price for diesel fuel came up 4 cents to $2.83 this week. See the weekly report here. (USEIA)

 

Ashley backs away from sale talk – The mammoth manufacturer says it will continue under current management. Read the story here. (Furniture Today)

 

Oil prices to fall before going up in 2016 – Next year the International Energy Agency predicts production growth for non-OPEC petroleum will cease, resulting in a tightening of the global oil market. Before that, however, surplus supply will drive prices down. Read more about the IEA’s forecast here. (Transport Topics)

 

Maersk Line returns to Baltimore – After 20 years away, Maersk announced new services for transpacific and transatlantic cargo to be discharged at Baltimore. The mid-Atlantic port has been dredged to 50 feet, well in advance of other US East Coast ports. Read more here. (Transport Topics)