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On Tariffs, Trade Wars, and Unintended Consequences

Trucking largely supported Donald Trump for president because of his promises to reduce regulation (which he’s been working on) and put in place pro-business policies (such as the tax cut.) But his trade war has a great many businesses concerned, if not up in arms – and it could even affect the economy.

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Trump Auto Tariffs 'Premature,' Commerce Secretary Says

President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on foreign vehicles may not come to pass, after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said it's "premature" to say the plan will move forward in a Monday appearance on CNBC.

Retread Instead Meets with Congressmen on Capitol Hill

A team of Retread Instead supporters participated in this year’s Tire Industry Association-sponsored Federal Lobby day educating legislators on the economic benefits of tire retreads compared to cheap foreign options.

Retread Interest Group to Lobby Washington Against Chinese Tires

Retread Instead is taking its message of the economic benefits of retreading over buying cheap Chinese tires to Washington DC at the Tire Industry Association sponsored lobby day on June 20.

Daimler Talks Truck Sales, Tariffs, and Globalism

Daimler Trucks execs emphasized the benefits of global collaboration as the OEM develops new electric and automated truck technology, at the same time warning of the potential negative effects of tariffs and trade wars.

Trump Floats Tariffs on Imported Vehicles, Parts

President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation to determine whether to impose new tariffs on imported light-duty vehicles and parts following a tweet promising "big news" for the auto industry.

How Will Trump’s Tariffs Affect Trailer Pricing?

Frank Maly of ACT Research figures the average trailer's price might go up by about $900. Some would be more. Meanwhile, how big a materials villain is China? Blog commentary by Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

Feds Offer Exclusion from Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

The Department of Commerce has outlined a process that would allow individual American businesses to apply for an exclusion from the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum recently enacted by the Trump administration.

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.