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Impact & Regulations

Ford worried about Trump impact on trade

June 20, 2018

Via: Politico

Trump’s trade approach, including his disputes with China and strained relations with once-reliable trading partners like Canada and Mexico, is threatening to undercut the global competitiveness of major North American automakers like Ford, Pro Trade’s Doug Palmer reports. Joe Hinrichs, […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Debuts Contest to Develop Innovation Ways to Analyze Crash Data

June 14, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Concerned about a rise in highway fatalities in recent years, the U.S. Department of Transportation is launching a contest for cash prizes with the goal of finding “innovative analytical visualization tools” that will reveal insights into serious crashes and improve […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Industry Experts: Trucking Booms, but Keep an Eye on Trade Policy

June 12, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The economy and trucking are in good shape for the second half of this year despite issues including the driver shortage. But uncertain trade policy is having an impact on future expansion, according to three industry experts who spoke June […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Charleston Harbor Gets USD 49 Mn for Deepening Project

June 12, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will receive USD 49 million in federal funding, that will be coupled with financial support from the State of South Carolina to further the progress of deepening the Charleston Harbor to 52 feet. “This funding […]


Impact & Regulations

White House Reduces Trucking Rules, but Doesn’t Ease Enforcement, Attorneys Say

June 6, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The deregulatory nature of the Trump administration threatens delay or elimination of several Obama-era trucking-related regulations, but those that remain on the books will continue to be aggressively enforced, panelists said at a law seminar here. “That’s what I’m seeing […]


Impact & Regulations

Indiana Bill Targets Driver Shortage With Age-Restriction Reduction

June 5, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

In an attempt to close a truck driver shortage cited by industry insiders, Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is co-sponsoring a bill that would lower the age when commercial motor vehicle drivers are able to travel across state lines from […]


Impact & Regulations

New Flyer announces transit bus leadership changes

June 4, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., announced a series of transit bus leadership changes. Kevin Wood, sr. VP, manufacturing & facilities, will retire from New Flyer effective July 2, 2018. […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to impose total ban on luxury German cars: report

May 31, 2018

Via: The Hill

President Trump wants to impose a total ban on the imports of German luxury cars, according to a new report from CNBC and German magazine WirtschaftsWoche. Several U.S. and European diplomats told the news outlets that Trump told French President […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

California’s Heavy-Handed Plan to Regulate the Self-Driving Car Biz

May 24, 2018

Via: Wired

Just over an hour into Tuesday’s California Public Utilities Commission public meeting on the future of self-driving taxis, the machines took over. “Please pardon the interruption,” a kindly robotic voice said, cutting into a government official’s prepared remarks. “Your conference […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Shipping Dodges a Bullet as US-China Trade War Tensions Subside

May 22, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

A Chinese trade delegation, headed by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, managed to score a deal in Washington with the U.S. Government representatives by promising to reduce the United States trade deficit with China. “To meet the growing consumption needs […]