Donald Trump

Trump’s budget plan cuts infrastructure improvements

Trump's budget plan cuts infrastructure improvements

President Donald Trump unveiled an outline for his "America First" proposed budget for 2018, which cuts the Department of Transportation's funding by $2.4 billion, or 13 percent.

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Build the wall? Majority of readers favor Trump’s border plan

More than half of Overdrive readers supported efforts to build a wall across the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico. The most vocal among responding commenters, however, were those among the 27 percent who did not support the wall effort in any way.

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The ELD mandate and the House Freedom Caucus

The ELD mandate and the House Freedom Caucus

OOIDA urging members to engage caucus members on ELDs. And a question: What's your view of the ELD mandate today?

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If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs ...

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

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Readers see racial element in U.S. election

Readers see racial element in U.S. election

White-grievance or -identity politics, a majority of November/December OverdriveOnline.com poll respondents noted, did play a role among Trump’s voters, while a more vocal minority believed it didn’t.

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New priorities for a new DOT secretary?: Take two

A bevy of reader voices raised in response to the question: "What would be your message to Trump's incoming DOT leader?" Issues of regulation (the ELD mandate chief among them), parking/infrastructure and driver pay loomed largest.

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Deciphering Trump and the trade winds

Deciphering Trump and the trade winds

Many U.S. truckers have feared the impending hordes of reckless Mexican drivers and the loss of U.S. driving jobs. So far, such concern appears overblown and misplaced. You could say the same for Trump’s rhetoric about isolating us from trading partners who have helped fuel America’s economic engines, including the trucking industry.

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Hot button: The role of ‘white-identity’ politics in Trump’s election?

With the so-called 'alt-right' and its partial message of 'white-identity / -grievance' politics receiving plenty of mainstream media coverage in the wake of Trump's election, what's your view on the role such politics played in the election?

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Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization

Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization

Trump said on the campaign trail he wants $1 trillion invested in U.S. infrastructure. Though he was mum on specifics, he did say he intends to incentivize private businesses to invest in infrastructure projects by offering them tax breaks. Such privatization of U.S. roads could lead to more tolls, says OOIDA's Todd Spencer. And: Readers react on regs promises.

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‘Please Trump don’t let us down’: Truckers sound hopeful but wary in reaction to election victory

Views on Trump's win were cautiously optimistic when came to potential easing of regulatory burden and the economy, more wary on road privatization and tolls. Conciliatory notes stressed the country's direction "isn't just up to Trump. We all have a hand in it."

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