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FMCSA denies 10 ELD exemption requests; Debate continues over contractor status of truck drivers; MSC and CMA/CGM lay out higher fuel cost charges; CBP puts pressure on port authorities for new facilities; GA names Hall County as GPA’s next inland port

We thought you might be interested in the following “Transportation Happenings” for the week ending December 7th, 2018:

  1. The FMCSA has denied 10 different ELD exemption requests.
  2. The debate on the independent contractor status of truck drivers may spread to more states.
  3. MSC and CMA/CGM have published advisories on how they plan to charge for higher cost fuel to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s low-sulfur exhaust requirements.
  4. Nationwide port authorities are under pressure from Customs and Border Protection to construct new on-site facilities for the agency’s officers.
  5. Georgia has named Hall County the site of the Georgia Port Authority’s next inland port; with direct rail access to Port of Savannah.

Source:  Bob Griffin, First Coast Logistics

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