Is FMCSA tipping its hand on carrier safety fitness?

Federal regulators are providing a rare glimpse into information they may consider for a significant rule affecting how carriers are considered fit to be operating.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published on Friday a “notice of data availability” — or “NODA” — to alert the public about a set of studies it could rely on to develop a proposed or final rule that will be used to determine a carrier’s safety fitness rating.

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Extreme weather is 2024’s top supply chain risk

Extreme weather events are the top risk facing supply chains in 2024, according to an annual outlook report from Everstream Analytics. 

The firm attached a risk score of 100% to the possibility of extreme weather causing supply chain disruption. That assessment follows a year where weather caused havoc for supply chains, from crop failures to storm damage to slowdowns on major shipping channels.

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U.S. and U.K. attack Houthi targets i Yemen after Red Sea attacks

The U.S. and the U.K. “successfully conducted strikes” against Houthi targets in Yemen, said President Joe Biden late January 11.

“Today, at my direction, U.S. military forces — together with the United Kingdom and with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands — successfully conducted strikes against a number of targets in Yemen used by Houthi rebels to endanger freedom of navigation in one of the world’s most vital waterways,” Biden said.

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