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September 11, 2017

President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

August 16, 2017

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

August 14, 2017

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met with largely negative reactions in press reports from around the country and the world.

August 14, 2017

Trump Appointee Sworn In as NTSB Chairman

Robert L. Sumwalt III was sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman for a two-year term following his nomination by President Donald Trump.

August 14, 2017

Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

Trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week – particularly those involved in the automotive industry.

July 25, 2017

DOT May Revise 2021 Fuel Economy Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation may revise automotive fuel economy standards starting with the 2021 model year and could lower standards through 2025, reports Reuters.

July 21, 2017

Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Stalls in Trump’s Washington

The drive to mandate speed-limiters on trucks has sputtered out— at least for now— courtesy of the Trump administration's push to cut federal regulations

July 18, 2017

Commentary: What Happens to SmartWay With EPA Under Fire?

Looks like SmartWay’s days are numbered, if not those of the entire Environmental Protection Agency, but we shouldn't be especially sad if EPA budget cuts kill SmartWay. We have options, writes Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor.

July 6, 2017

Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question

In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen explains why even with a mandated report recommending reform, trucking should not expect any quick changes to FMCSA's CSA enforcement scheme.

July 6, 2017

France Ending Sales of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040

France will halt sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 so it can meet its targets under the Paris climate agreement, its newly elected president has announced.

June 30, 2017

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

June 16, 2017

FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to take specific action to comply with President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 requiring agencies relieve businesses of burdensome regulations.

June 12, 2017

Attorneys General Vow to Fight Emissions Easing By Trump

A coalition of 13 attorneys general led by New York's Eric Schneiderman told the Trump administration it could expect a "vigorous" legal challenge to any attempt to weaken pollution standards for light duty vehicles.

June 9, 2017

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

June 7, 2017

Trump Sticks to Vague Infrastructure Script

In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen gives his take on the latest words on infrastructure from President Trump.

May 30, 2017

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

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.

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