Donald Trump

Government, Business

Border Wall Hinders Funding Negotiations as Trump Threatens Shutdown

A contentious meeting between President Trump, incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer A Dec. 12 meeting of Trump, Pelosi and Schumer got contentious over Trump's desire for $5 billion for a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump has threatened a partial government shutdown unless he gets the $5 billion. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The threat of a partial government shutdown that would ensnare transportation programs looms as congressional Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree about President Donald Trump’s funding request for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Higher Postal Shipping Rates

USPS mail truck and delivery driver Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s administration is recommending the U.S. Postal Service raise prices for shipping packages, a move that would hit online retailers such as

Ben Brody | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

VW Mulls Second US Plant, Joint Ford Output After White House Visit

Volkswagen Logo Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG is considering adding a second factory to its U.S. manufacturing footprint and could tap Ford Motor Co. plants to build cars, Herbert Diess, CEO of VW, said after a meeting at the White House.

Bloomberg News
December 4, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Trump Threatens Punishment After GM Announces Layoffs, Plant Closures

GM Sign Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump threatened Nov. 27 to end consumer subsidies for electric cars sold by General Motors in the wake of the company’s announcement of layoffs and plant closures in Michigan, Ohio and Maryland.

Todd Spangler | Detroit Free Press
November 28, 2018
Government, Business

German Auto CEOs Invited for White House Talks

Donald Trump Al Drago/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration has invited the CEOs of three German automakers for talks at the White House as European and U.S. government officials try to negotiate a new trade agreement, according to people familiar with the matter.

Jenny Leonard and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Says He’s Optimistic About Trade Deal After Receiving China Response

Trump at a news conference Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

President Donald Trump said he is optimistic about resolving the U.S. trade dispute with China after receiving a response from Beijing to his demands, ahead of a widely anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina later this month.

Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2018
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