Donald Trump

Government, Business

Trump Orders Federal Spending Cuts as Chao Touts Regulatory Streamlining

Trump and Chao in Cabinet meeting Sitting next to Chao, Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting on Oct. 17. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal agencies have to come up with a 5% reduction in their budgets for next year, President Donald Trump told his Cabinet during a recent meeting at the White House.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Lifts Sales Restrictions on Gasoline With High Ethanol Blend

President Trump in Iowa President Donald Trump in Iowa Oct. 9. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 1: T&I Chairmanship and the Elephants in the Room

Reps. Sam Graves (left) and Jeff Denham Republican Reps. Sam Graves of Missouri (left) and Jeff Denham of California. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

The two Republicans vying for the chairmanship of the transportation panel in the House say they will make it a priority to craft legislation aimed at rebuilding the country’s roads and bridges. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Tensions Push Finance Chiefs’ Outlook to Worst in a Year

Trump Optimism among CFOs fell in the third quarter on concerns about President Trump's trade policies. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

As the Trump administration keeps piling on tariffs, U.S. stock traders are averting their gaze and holding on tight. Corporate finance chiefs are having a more difficult time.

Sarah Ponczek | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Presses OPEC to Reduce Prices as Crude Trades Near $80

OPEC oil rigs Getty Images

President Donald Trump resumed his criticism of OPEC, saying on Twitter that the cartel “must get prices down now!”

James Herron | Associated Press
September 20, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA Talks to Pick Up Again as Threat of Auto Tariffs Looms

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

High-level talks for a new NAFTA are picking up again this week following two months of limited negotiations that were marred by tit-for-tat tariff battles and diplomatic fallout.

Jenny Leonard Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Deregulatory Efforts Flounder in Court

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

A year and a half into the Trump administration’s war against what it deems unneeded regulation, the legal record is coming into focus. And, according to law professors who follow regulation, it ain’t pretty.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Blames Tariff Critics for Weakening US Bargaining Power

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump lit into critics of his tariffs, saying discord — some from Republicans in Congress — undercuts his ability to narrow the U.S. trade gaps with other countries.

Terrence Dopp | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico Is Said to Push for NAFTA Agreement by End of August

Safety inspector Anamarie Acevedo guides a truck into a inspection stall at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. (John Miller/AP)

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people familiar with the negotiations.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions — including its mandate for electric car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan.

Ryan Beene Jennifer A. Dlouhy John Lippert and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2018