Government, Business, Safety

USMCA Moves Closer to Implementation as Canada Gives Its OK

USMCA Trucks at the Canadian border via the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement has moved one step closer to being ratified by all three nations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 14, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

House Lawmakers Agree on Infrastructure Investments, but Lack Funding Proposals

Panel at House hearing Ways & Means Committee via YouTube

Democrats and Republicans on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee in the House demonstrated a rare show of bipartisanship Feb. 6 by endorsing stakeholders’ consistent calls for investing in multimodal connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 6, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Signs USMCA Agreement Into Law

President Trump speaks during an event at the White House to sign a new North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico on Jan. 29. President Trump speaks during an event at the White House on Jan. 29 to sign a new North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump on Jan. 29 signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico that he said replaces the “nightmare” of a Clinton-era agreement and will keep jobs, wealth and growth in America.

Kevin Freking and Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Trade Agreements May Bring Stability to Trucking

Ann Wilson and Chris Spear Ann Wilson and Chris Spear by Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Trucking could be in for a period of improved conditions with the North American trade agreement updated and U.S.-China trade tensions eased, industry leaders said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 28, 2020
Government, Business

USMCA Passage Applauded by Trucking

USMCA Commercial trucks and cars cross the Ambassador Bridge on the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Senate recently passed a major new trade deal in a move that is spurring optimism throughout the trucking industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Senate Passes USMCA Trade Deal

United States President Donald Trump United States President Donald Trump by Evan Vucci/Associated Press

A new trade deal with Canada and Mexico was approved in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 16, marking a significant accomplishment for President Donald Trump on his long-discussed desire to update the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2020
Government, Business

Senate to Vote on USMCA This Week, McConnell Says

Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

The Senate will pass the U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada this week before President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Erik Wasson and Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2020
Government, Business

Trump to Promote Trade Deals in Speech to Farmers

Donald Trump President Donald Trump on Jan. 9 by Evan Vucci/AP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will highlight his policies on trade and domestic energy in a speech to U.S. farmers next week, the White House announced Jan. 13.

Darlene Superville | Associated Press
January 13, 2020
Government, Business

Senate Delays Vote on USMCA

US-Mexico-Canada cargo containers Illustration by Getty Images

A full Senate vote on President Donald Trump’s rewritten NAFTA trade agreement will be put off until next week at the earliest, after the deal was referred to multiple committees for review, according to a GOP aide.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

ATA’s Chris Spear Praises USMCA Movement, Urges Final Passage in Congress

Chris Spear Chris Spear by Joe Terry/Transport Topics

Congressional movement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was a good year-end victory for the trucking and freight industry that set the stage for growth in 2020, according to American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 2, 2020