Insights - April 2016 - (Page 2)

Download the Mobile App The Intermodal Insights mobile app is available in the Google Play Store and in the App Store. Download to your mobile device today! Cover image © shutterstock.com Intermodal Insights is published monthly by the Intermodal Association of North America for the benefit of its members. Intermodal Insights is a registered trademark of the Intermodal Association of North America. All rights reserved. Perry Trunick, Editor Send press releases and letters to the editor to insights@intermodal.org. Must be received by the 10th of the month to be considered for inclusion in the next issue. Maggie Miller, Advertising Sales 301-982-3400, ext. 350 advertising@intermodal.org Joanne F. Casey, President & CEO INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 1100 Calverton, MD 20705-4048 301-982-3400 * Fax: 301-982-4815 www.intermodal.org 2 Intermodal Insights | April 2016 Federal Update FMCSA Proposes New "High Risk" Definition FMCSA proposed changing the definition of a "high risk" motor carrier and the associated investigative procedures in a March 7 notification in the Federal Register. The new definition would elevate the threshold within four Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories that a motor carrier would need to meet or exceed to be determined "high risk." The smaller resulting pool would enable safety investigators to prioritize carriers and take more immediate action against those with the highest crash risk. See the proceeding at http://1.usa.gov/21LZOl8. Also on March 7, as allowed by the FAST Act, FMCSA restored the BASIC "absolute measures" of motor carrier safety to their Safety Measurement System website. Meanwhile, the comment period for the proposed Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking reported in February has been extended to May 23. New CDL Training Requirements Proposed The FMCSA has published its proposed national training standards for entry-level truck and bus drivers. The rule requires applicants seeking an initial or upgraded commercial driver's license to obtain a minimum of 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training from a qualifying instructional program with a minimum of 10 hours of operating the vehicle on a practice driving range. Comments are due May 7. The proceeding can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1q7K5Bf. ITC Makes Initial Affirmative Determination On March 11, the ITC determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of truck and bus tires from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations on imports of these products, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about April 25, 2016, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about July 7, 2016. On Feb. 19, the International Trade Commission held a hearing on a petition supporting antidumping and countervailing duty investigations filed by the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union. The Institute of International Container Lessors and representatives from the intermodal equipment provider industry were present to request the ITC determine that intermodal bias ply tube tires of the 1000 x 20 size, mountFederal Update - continued on page 13 http://www.shutterstock.com http://1.usa.gov/21LZOl8 http://1.usa.gov/1q7K5Bf http://www.cushingtrans.com http://www.intermodal.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - April 2016

Insights - April 2016
FMCSA Proposes New “High Risk” Definition
ITC Makes Initial Affirmative Determination
New CDL Training Requirements Proposed
IANA, 25 Years and Counting
IANA Welcomes New Director of Education
New Committee Leadership
Sustainability News
Gate Control – Information Is King
State Legislative Update
Freight Reports
Port News
People in the News
2016 Sponsors
In Brief
Welcome New Members
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - April 2016

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