Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

How Trump Getting His Way on NAFTA Would Reshape the Auto Sector

A robot moves a Ford Motor Co. F150 truck on the production line at the company's Dearborn Truck Assembly facility in Dearborn, Mich. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are at loggerheads after the latest round of NAFTA negotiations, with America’s neighbors rejecting hard-line proposals by the Trump administration that risk throwing automotive trade on the continent into disarray.

David Welch and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Deadlock Dashes Hopes for a Quick Deal

Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's secretary of economy, from left, Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, and Bob Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative, arrive for a meeting during third round negotiations of NAFTA. David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA talks are switching gears and slowing down as key obstacles emerge, with Canada and Mexico rejecting what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals and negotiators exchanging their strongest public barbs yet.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Government, Safety

Idaho’s Recently Approved Millions Will Widen I-84 Near Boise

Interstate 84 in Idaho

The Idaho Transportation Department is using recently approved funds to widen the portion of Interstate 84 that runs through Nampa, a city about 20 miles west of Boise that has seen increased traffic in recent years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico and Canada Reject US NAFTA Demands

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, pose for a photograph during a news conference at the the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg News

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations ended the latest round of high-level talks saying they’re extending discussions into the first quarter of 2018 to resolve differences after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline U.S. proposals.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Turnpike Commission Approves Communications System for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Ohio Turnpike Commission

Alerts about traffic, weather, work zones and other conditions should start popping up early next year on the dashboards of digitally connected vehicles on 52 miles of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland.

Grant Segall | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 17, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Committee to Consider FHWA Nominee Oct. 18

FHWA nominee Trombino FHWA nominee Paul Trombino. (Environment and Public Works Committee via YouTube)

The nomination of President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Highway Administration will come up before a Senate committee on Oct. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Commercial Processing at Tornillo US-Mexico Port of Entry Suspended for ‘Lack of Demand’

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker walk across the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge Feb. 4, 2016. Photo by Jetta Disco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In the years leading up to the construction of an about $133 million port of entry in Tornillo, Texas, county leaders talked about the need for a bridge that would alleviate commercial traffic at other border crossings in El Paso.

Aileen B. Flores | El Paso (Texas) Times
October 17, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 16: American Delight

Rep. Pete Roskam Rep. Pete Roskam via YouTube

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) was delighted to tell a gathering in Washington recently why Americans are delightful people. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2017
Government, Logistics

NAFTA Talks Left Reeling After Aggressive US Proposals Land

Photo by Glenn Fawcett, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

After laying out the Trump administration’s most aggressive NAFTA demands to date, chief U.S. negotiator John Melle was asked on Oct. 15 how things are progressing. “Fabulous,” he said, smiling and shrugging before entering a negotiating room once more.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2017
Government, Business, Opinion

Opinion: Advocacy Agenda Always Puts Drivers First

The 12 months I’ve spent as chairman of American Trucking Associations provided a whirlwind of great experiences and key victories for trucking. They also provided some career highlights.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 13, 2017