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May 26, 2017

Automakers Fear NAFTA Changes

U.S. automakers are pushing President Trump not to make any significant changes that will affect their cross-border manufacturing operations.

May 25, 2017

Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

May 23, 2017

War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought the toll vs. no-toll contenders out swinging.

May 18, 2017

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

May 16, 2017

Jeffrey Rosen Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

The Senate has confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, serving under Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

May 5, 2017

U.S. Mayors Push For Infrastructure Task Force

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has formed a task force on infrastructure aimed at working with President Trump and Congress to develop and pass a major infrastructure package. The task force will be headed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

May 1, 2017

Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

April 28, 2017

Talking Trucking at the White House

So what was it like getting to park a couple of semi trucks on the White House Lawn and shake hands with the president of the United States? Deborah Lockridge shares some of ATA Chairman Kevin Burch's comments in her All That's Trucking blog.

March 30, 2017

Trump Staffers Discuss NAFTA With MEMA

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

March 23, 2017

ATA Leaders and Road Team Captains Deliver Policy Message to Trump

American Trucking Associations' members and a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.

March 17, 2017

Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

March 15, 2017

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

March 7, 2017

Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

March 1, 2017

Trump: Infrastructure Plan Will Ride on Public Funds, Too

In his address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, President Trump called for a $1-trillion infusion of public and private investment to repair and expand the nation’s infrastructure. It was the first time the president indicated that public— not just private— financing would be needed to fund his infrastructure proposal.

February 20, 2017

A Salute to President's Day

Heavy Duty Trucking is recognizing President's Day by presenting some of our most recent coverage of our new President's policies as they relate to trucking.

February 14, 2017

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

February 1, 2017

Trump ‘Freeze’ Only Technically Delays Driver-Training Rule

Thanks to a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” issued by the White House, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has “temporarily delayed” the effective date of its final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements.

January 31, 2017

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

January 27, 2017

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

Last summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that cross-border trade generated by NAFTA alone was worth $89 billion to the trucking industry. So are President Trump’s recent free trade actions a positive move for trucking? Or should American fleet executives be concerned?

January 24, 2017

Trump and Trade

President Trump is already making good on campaign promises to end or seriously alter U.S. free trade agreements. But what are the pros and cons of these moves?

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