Government, Business

Chamber Of Commerce, ATA Push Back on Trump’s Tariffs

Harley-Davidson motorcycle Harley-Davidson this week indicated it would transfer certain production overseas because of cost increases stemming from retaliatory tariffs. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

American Trucking Associations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers are among nearly five dozen transportation and business groups supporting a U.S. Senate bill that would require Congress to authorize the president’s tariffs based on national security concerns.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2018

South Carolina DOT’s 10-Year Program Shows Strong First Year

South Carolina Interstate 26 (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is ahead of schedule in its work to repair roads and bridges, according to an announcement from Transportation Secretary Christy Hall.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Teamsters Retirees Told Pensions Hinge on Government Intervention

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

This is it: the last, best chance to save your pension payments, Teamsters and Central State Pension Fund leaders told a crowd of retirees June 23 at the Independence Event Center in Independence, Mo.

Edward Mckinley | The Kansas City Star
June 26, 2018
Government, Fuel

California Gov. Jerry Brown Set to Fight Repeal of New Gas Tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

Californians will vote in November on a ballot proposition that would repeal a new gas tax and vehicle fees, saddling Gov. Jerry Brown with a final challenge to preserve a key part of his legacy before leaving office.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2018

US New Home Sales Climb 6.7% in May

House for sale Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7% in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
June 25, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 25: The Hours

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by Washburn WALTR via YouTube

Three U.S. House lawmakers recently unveiled legislation they said would provide common-sense fixes to hours-of-service issues certain truckers are facing. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Looking to Be Leader in Autonomous Testing

Self-driving car Shutterstock

While many look to the coasts for the latest tech innovations, Ohio is making a move to be a driving force behind the development of autonomous vehicles.

Josh Ellerbrock | The Lima (Ohio) News
June 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Tougher Regulations, Lack of Parking Present Challenges for Truck Drivers

Truck parking Todd Lappin/Flickr

The internet doesn’t carry goods, only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make deliveries.

Virginia Postrel | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2018
Government, Fuel

Biofuel Trade Groups Express Concerns About Future of Renewable Fuel Standard Program

House Environment Subcommittee hearing House Environment Subcommittee/YouTube

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing the mandated volume of biomass-based diesel by 330 million gallons for 2020, from a static volume of 2.1 billion gallons in 2018 and 2019, to 2.43 billion gallons in 2020.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mnuchin’s Silence Signals His Displeasure With Trump’s Trade War

Kevin C. Downs/New York Daily News/TNS

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is signaling his displeasure with President Donald Trump’s trade war with China by saying nothing at all.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018