Dr. John A.C. Cartner, Evaluates USMMA Advisory Board Report and DOT Sec. Foxx’s Response
FMCSA's Certified Medical Examiner Mandate to Start on May 21, 2014
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Federal Court Upholds Majority of Hours-of-Service Rule
New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Gene Grabowski on American Airlines' Brand Challenges
Doing Business In Canada
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Madlyn Primoff - Industries Facing Bankruptcy
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A Billion Here or There -
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In This Issue:
- Define 'Safe'...
- The TSA Big TWIC Lie
- Circle The Drain
Excerpt from "Define 'Safe'...
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A complex legal case involving a ship engineer seeking refuge
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