The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

June 3, 2022


Mark Your Calendar – the Fall Meeting is Happening October 17-20, 2022

The 10th annual NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting is scheduled for October 17-20, 2022 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Learn and share your knowledge with industry, government and military partners for a deep dive into this year’s theme of “Defense Transportation & Logistics… Evolving the Strategic Advantage.” […READ MORE…]


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FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through August

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended an Emergency Declaration that provides exemptions from certain requirements in 49 CFR Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The Emergency Declaration, which provides waivers related to truckers’ allowable work time, was originally put in place to support transportation of essential supplies during the COVID-19 national emergency. FMCSA has determined that persistent issues arising out of COVID-19 impacts on supply chains and substantial ongoing use of the regulatory relief necessitate its extension.


City Pairs: Travel Policies & Procedures, General Services Administration

By Sharon Lo Managing Editor, Defense Transportation Journal and The Source

The City Pair Program (CPP) was developed to provide discounted air passenger transportation services to federal government travelers. The program has a two-tier coach fair set-up. “We utilize a YCA fare, which is our ceiling fare, and then we also have a _CA fare which is our deeply discounted fare,” explained Ebony White, City Pair Program Manager, Office of Travel, Employee Relocation and Transportation. […READ MORE…]


USTRANSCOM Delivers Critical Aid to Ukraine, Troops to Europe

By U.S. Transportation Command Public Affairs

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has delivered more than 52 million pounds of security assistance equipment to Ukraine that is enabling critical success on the battlefield against the Russian force that invaded there Feb. 24. This aid includes missiles, artillery, tanks, helicopters, and body armor. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

US Military May Need Innovation Overhaul to Fight Future Wars, Milley Says
(Defense News)  The U.S. military may need to reorganize to fight future wars, which will be profoundly changed by artificial intelligence, robotics, and other advanced technologies, according to Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The DoD’s Cyber Force Must Partner with Industry to Compete at the Speed of Relevance
(Military Times)  During an April 5 posture hearing into the work, the challenges, and the future of U.S. Cyber Command, one of the consistent themes that emerged centered around manpower and how tomorrow’s cyber force will be built and maintained. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of the command, acknowledged those challenges and said one of his top five priorities is recruiting, retention and training.

Why Are Spare Parts on the Unfunded List? Senator Asks Navy’s Top Officer
(Defense One)  If readiness is so important to the U.S. Navy, why are some spare parts on the service’s unfunded priorities list?

DoD Tells Industry How It Will Handle Cost of Inflation
(Federal News Network)  As the nation is still in the midst of decades-high inflation, the Defense Department is advising its industry partners on who will be shouldering the burden of increased costs in existing contracts.


Hapag-Lloyd Turns 175 Years Old
(Hapag-Lloyd)  On 27 May 1847 – or 175 years ago – a group of shipowners and merchants founded the Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (Hapag) in Hamburg. In 1970, Hapag merged with Bremen-based North German Lloyd. Today, Hapag-Lloyd is the fifth-largest container liner shipping company in the world and the largest shipping company in Germany.

Port Secures All Necessary Federal Investment for Making Virginia the US East Coast’s Deepest Port
(Port of Virginia)  The Port of Virginia® and the US Army Corps of Engineers have signed the agreement committing the federal government to begin its financial investment in the construction effort to widen and deepen the commercial shipping channels and Norfolk Harbor.

Landstar Named to Fortune 500 List for First Time
(Landstar)  Landstar System, Inc. is named for the first time to the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations by revenue. With revenue of approximately $6.5 billion in fiscal year 2021, an annual record for the company, Landstar debuted at number 491 on the list.

FedEx Delivers Critical Shipment for Operation Fly Formula
(FedEx)  A FedEx Express MD-11 has delivered 100,000 pounds of Gerber baby formula, equivalent to 1 million 8-ounce bottles, to Dulles International Airport from Ramstein, Germany, in support of the U.S. Government’s Operation Fly Formula.

Navigating Global Supply Chain Disruptions: How Government Agencies and Businesses Can Mitigate the Impact of International Shipping Disruptions
(Federal News Network)  Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics provides insights into navigating the impact of disruptions to global shipping.


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