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FEDERAL UPDATE - from page 15 saying slowing trucks to a lower speed than other vehicles would create safety hazards. Onboard Video Systems Backed A report from the National Transportation Safety Board supports the deployment of onboard video systems in commercial vehicles such as heavy trucks and buses. The report, released April 29, examines benefits for both evaluation of driver and passenger behavior and for collision analysis. Visit to view the NTSB report and summary. Audit Examining FMCSA Processes The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation is auditing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's investigative practices for high-risk carriers. The stated objective of the audit, announced May 5, is "to assess FMCSA's processes for ensuring that reviews of motor carriers flagged for investigation are timely and adequate." Go to library-item/32464 to read the OIG audit announcement. Carrier Practices May Be Rewarded The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on potential development of a Beyond Compliance program to incentivize motor carriers to voluntarily implement best practices for safety that transcend regulatory requirements. In an April 23 Federal Register notice, the agency gave a June 22 deadline for comments and noted that the program would not offer regulatory relief. Go to to view the notice, including a link for comments. Rail Mapping Tool Launched by STB NEW MEMBERS AT-LARGE MEMBERS Cheryl Trate Director, Commercial Services, Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services Inc. Norfolk Southern Corporation 5165 Campus Drive Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 610-567-3365 Rail Division Robin Harty Vice President, Operations Strategy Strictly Trailer Repair Inc. 70 Maple Lane Wayne, NJ 07470 973-800-9711 Supplier Division 18 Intermodal Insights | June 2015 The Surface Transportation Board has launched an interactive mapping tool, called Railroad Map Depot. The cloud-based tool is being introduced to simplify public searches for rail maps, make more information about rail lines available to STB stakeholders, support the STB's environmental-review process and facilitate public participation in various board proceedings, according to a May 1 announcement. Visit to read the announcement and for a link to the mapping tool. Nadeau Tapped to Head FHWA President Barack Obama has nominated Greg Nadeau to serve as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, subject to Senate approval. Nadeau has served since 2009 as FHWA's deputy administrator. Go to to read the May 11 White House announcement. INTERMODAL CALENDAR June 15-17 123rd Annual AAR DP&FC Conference Association of American Railroads Westin Westminster Hotel * Westminster, Colorado July 22-24 2015 Port Security Seminar and Exposition American Association of Port Authorities The Westin Crystal City * Arlington, Virginia September 13-17 CVSA Annual Conference & Exhibition Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Boise Center * Boise, Idaho September 15-17 Transportation Conference 2015 FTR Union Station * Indianapolis, Indiana September 20-22 Intermodal EXPO 2015 Intermodal Association of North America Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center * Ft. Lauderdale, Florida September 27-30 CSCMP's Annual Conference Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals San Diego Convention Center * San Diego, California September 27-30 2015 Conference and Exhibition Transportation Association of Canada PEI Convention Centre * Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 17-20 2015 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition American Trucking Associations Pennsylvania Convention Center & Marriott Downtown * Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - June 2015

Federal update
Short-Term Fix Seen for Highways
Proposal Targets Port Performances
Silver Kingpin Award Ballots Due
Spring Business Meeting Focuses on Industry Solutions
IANA Launches Webpage for Scholarship Program
Intermodal EXPO 2015 to Offer Robust Educational Agenda
Equipment Out-of-Service Data to Undergo Expanded Analysis
State Legislative Update
N.J. in Compact, at Least for Now
Freight Report
Yearly Traffic Chart
Sustainability News
Port News
People in the News
In Brief
2015 Sponsors
New Members
Audit Examining FMCSA Processes
Industry Calendar

Insights - June 2015