Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks: Trump’s Tariffs Could Put Us at a Competitive Disadvantage

Sporting an "I Love Trucks" button, President Donald Trump speaks meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Back on March 23, 2017, President Donald Trump welcomed trucking industry representatives to the White House for a discussion on health care. During their visit, Trump, wearing an “I [heart] truckers” pin, climbed into the cab of a Mack truck parked on the lawn, pumped his fists and pretended to drive the stationary big rig.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

OSHA Opens Probe Into Fatal XPO Accident

XPO Logistics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into a fatal accident at XPO Logistics in Lockport, N.Y., early June 25.

Tim Fenster | Lockport (N.Y.) Union-Sun & Journal
June 28, 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, Fuel

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Announces $8.5 Million for Transit Projects

Malloy Malloy via

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy recently announced that $8.5 million would be divided among five transit-related projects across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans See New Gas Tax as Rallying Point

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Out-of-state money is pouring into a campaign to overturn California’s newly enacted gas taxes and vehicle registration fees as Republican donors see a rallying point to drive conservative voters to the polls in November.

Rachel Swan | San Francisco Chronicle
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

How Have ELDs Changed Trucking?

Six months after the electronic logging device mandate went into effect, this LiveOnWeb program explores the impact the change has had on the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade War Shows Signs of Impact in US Exports, Durables Data

Alabama State Port Authority

Some economists are detecting signs in data that trade tensions are having an impact on American companies.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Government, Fuel

Heidi King Nomination for NHTSA Post Advances to Senate Floor

Heidi King (C-SPAN)

The Commerce Committee on June 27 approved by a slim margin the nomination of Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, setting up consideration on the Senate floor.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Louisiana Port Feels Effects of Trump Trade War

Ben Depp/Bloomberg News

To understand what a trade war means for America, go to the Mississippi. Follow the mud-brown river past Louisiana’s chemical plants, oil refineries, granaries, ports, and the rail networks and highways that spring from its fingers.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Government, Business

Automakers Group Decries Being Cast as Threat to US Security

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Auto manufacturers and suppliers based outside the United States condemned the Trump administration’s investigation into imports of cars and parts by portraying as absurd the idea that their products pose national security risks.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

I-10 Coalition Applies for Federal Grant to Ease Truck Parking

Truck on Interstate 10 in Arizona Truck on Interstate 10 in Arizona. (Arizona Department of Transportation)

A group of transportation departments representing southwestern states has applied for a federal grant to develop a system that informs truck drivers of parking availability along Interstate 10. The transportation departments of Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico, which together make up the I-10 Corridor Coalition, applied for the grant June 18.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2018