December 16, 2014 — President Obama signed the FY 2015 omnibus spending bill which included suspension of the 34-hour restart required by motor carrier drivers since July 2013. The previous HOS rules allowing for a 168-hour restart will be in effect. The bill also provides $500 million in funding for the Transportation Infrastructure Grants and Economic Reinvestment (TIGER) program.
November 6, 2014 — IANA joined 110 other businesses and trade associations in urging the Obama administration to facilitate the resolution of labor negotiations at U.S. West Coast ports. The letter was initiated by a coalition led by the National Retail Federation and encouraged the involvement of a federal mediator and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) in the hopes of averting further disruptions at the ports. Read the letter here.
October 30, 2014 — Effective January 1, 2015, IANA voting members elected the following individuals to the IANA Board of Directors for a three-year term: David W. Manning, President, Tennessee Express, Inc — At-Large Seat; Jeffrey R. Brashares, Senior Vice President, Sales and National Accounts, TTS, LLC — 3PL Division Seat; James I. Newsome III, President & CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority — Marine Division Seat; and Garry Old, President/CEO, COFC Logistics, LLC — Supplier Division Seat.