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DG Digest: a U.S. Appellate court clears the way for driver electronic log books and possible Supreme Court showdown

DG Digest: a U.S. Appellate court clears the way for driver electronic log books and possible Supreme Court showdown

Just in case you got to work an hour early this morning, remember—we “fell back” an hour.  On the good news side, it gives you plenty of time to catch up on the latest and greatest in the world of regulations.  With Tuesday’s general election looming, the last week saw relatively limited action as the

DG Digest: Injunction Halts Hazmat Tax, Joint PHMSA/OSHA Public Meetings Announced, and a Busy Week at the EPA

Happy Halloween everyone!  Make it a safe and memorable family holiday.  Let’s get to this week’s issue of “treats” in the world of Dangerous Goods. Rail Tax News Hazmat shippers by rail to, from, or through the State of California are breathing a sigh of at least temporary relief after a Federal Court issued an

DG Digest: FMCSA to Help Recent Vets Transition, PHMSA Weighs In on Small Package Labels & Much More Inside!

Happy Monday, all!  Are your Halloween preps nearly finished?  Only a week to go!  Speaking of weeks; last week’s DG Digest gave pride of place to our brand new edition of the Dangerous Goods Report, so, this week, we’ll take a look at what the last two weeks of activity have brought to the forefront

DG Digest: FMCSA Reviewing Testing Delays, OSHA Responds to President’s Executive Order, and FRA Issues Follow-up to its Emergency Repair Order

As October deepens and the fall season and the coming holidays approach, the regulatory world continues its usual busy schedule.  If you aren’t busy raking leaves yet, take a few moments to check out the latest and greatest: FMCSA The agency released a new rule consolidating a variety of amendments and corrections to the FMCSR. 

DG Digest: EPA SmartWay Winners, OSHA Wants YOU!, and Jeanne Zmich Honored on HCB Live!

If you keep track of such things, October 1st is the beginning of the new fiscal year for the federal government, and also the close date for many of the agencies that publish to the federal register.  As such, October is often an active month for changes.  Let’s jump into last week’s action: TSA Every

DG Digest: FedEx LiBat Changes, Samsung Recall Woes Grow, and EPA Settles with Major Grocery Chain

We begin the last week of September and the first full week of the autumn season with interesting news on the ever changing Lithium Battery front as well as activity by both the FRA and EPA on several fronts.  Let’s get right to it:  IATA/FedEx Lithium Battery Changes With big changes already planned (again) for

DG Digest: PHMSA Seeks Comments on Radioactive Material, EPA Focusing on Reverse Logistics, and IATA Releases Changes to the 58th Edition of the DGR

With Mid-September already here, the fall football season is not the only kick-off freshly in the news; regulatory matters also continue in play, with the associated agencies busy with their respective agendas.  Let’s take a look at what’s new: PHMSA In harmonization news, PHMSA seeks public comment on a draft revision of the International Atomic

DG Digest: FMCSA Proposes Speed Limiting Devices, PHMSA May Update HMT, and China Takes Measures to Hault Zika Spread from U.S.

Together we marked the somber fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the week just concluded.  I hope that everyone had an opportunity to consider the impact to our nation of so terrible an event, and what it has meant to us as we have moved forward in to too often troubled times.  Let

DG Digest: PHMSA’s Busy Week, U.S. Coast Guard’s New Rule on Jettisoning Cargo, and More LiOn Battery Woes

I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day holiday safely—and that the summer it capped was a good one for you.  The surprisingly busy regulatory week leading up to the break featured significant new announcements, so let’s get right to it! US Coast Guard The Coast Guard’s Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a series of

DG Digest: Lloyd’s of London Reports on Maritime Cargo Incidents, PHMSA to Align with International Regs, and RSC’s Next Meeting Announced

Perhaps understandably given that it’s the last week of the summer season as traditionally end-bracketed by the upcoming Labor Day holiday, this edition of the DG Digest is a bit threadbare in terms of its scope of fresh news this morning.  Nevertheless, here we go: Maritime The US Coast Guard published a notice correcting an

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