Trump selects Washington insider Elaine Chao to run DOT

| November 29, 2016
Chao, left, served eight years in President George W. Bushs cabinet. Her experience as Labor Secretary has been applauded by industry lobbyists.

Chao, left, served eight years in President George W. Bush’s Cabinet. Her experience as Labor Secretary has been applauded by industry lobbyists.

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Chao served as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Labor for the entirety of Bush’s presidency. She’s also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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The American Trucking Associations applauded the appointment, as has the Association of Engine Manufacturers, the lobbying group for truck manufacturers.

Several major media outlets have reported Chao is a good fit to oversee Trump’s push for major infrastructure investments.

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riverr50
riverr50

Why do I feel like I just got screwed? He should have put someone from OOIDA in that position. dammmmmm. Maybe I will just stay out of it 100% this time.

yupev
yupev

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Tagas
Tagas

Move my truck.... sure after my restart in 34 hours .... I am too tired to drive it..... and I would appreciate it you could keep the noise down while I sleep.....

Tagas
Tagas

Maybe we should drive about all drive to the capital and park .... wonder if they could hear the voice of 100000 trucks parked on the White House grass ... hell guys plenty parking there.

msimpson482
msimpson482

1/20/2017 just as good as any other day... How do we get a confirmation from other drivers

peaveypro
peaveypro

Now we have Mrs DO NOTHING on the DOT and will she do as her Husband does, Nothing but Take campaign contributions and do actually nothing, Nothing but Political payback and games....were sure draining the swamp and lining it with GOLDman Sachs, Billionaires, and Pals, The Infrastructure there talking about is new Highways into the Hamptons....

Bigfoot Sasquatch
Bigfoot Sasquatch

I don't care what the do I want paid by the hour for every minute I'm out and over the road then I wouldn't care about sitting around cause I would be getting paid instead of rip off..!

Even when I'm off the clock over the road your always working..!!!!!!!

bigshoe65
bigshoe65

I agree with him. And if all of us start pushing...they need us. They can afford to pay more.

Dave1968
Dave1968

Great a traitors wife, that the ATA likes. Shes bought and paid for. And, more expenses with toll roads. OUTSTANDING!!!  My expenses wasnt enough. With low rates,taxes,taxes,taxes,fuel cost.

Longhaul35
Longhaul35

I remember when the interstate hwy was built it was paid for with tax payers money so how can states sell them to overseas buyers & let them turn them into toll roads. Something to think about guys & let your representatives know your thoughts 🙈🙉🙊

Longhaul35
Longhaul35

I thought he was going to drain the swamp looks like he just keeps adding to it

YoteAnders
YoteAnders

I gotta admit - it worry's me that Spears from ATA knows her - he certainly doesn't have truckers best interests at heart! But her bio sounds like we have a chance, and the fact that Trump is calling for less regulations for truckers and hos is a good thing!

SugarBear1
SugarBear1

I still would like to see the industry in the US come together and do the unthinkable which will never happen and shut this political b.s. Down by having the trucking industry shut down to let them know truckers mean business pick a date Hell we bitch about this bitch about that but still worried about paying a bill, we wouldn't have to worry if we just let them know who moves this country. Hell we got robot trucks now can we fix this?

msimpson482
msimpson482

Lets do this . What date we gonna shut down?.

yomero
yomero

how 'bout Jan 20th?

Ejlyon
Ejlyon

Amen brother.... I've been saying the same thing but it seems all we have driving triucks anymore are BITCHY little cry babies that can only run their mouths but have no real doers . Never could understand why half of the Male trucks can't seem like o find their balls. We run this world guys and gals. Pick a date and park it.

peaveypro
peaveypro

@yomero ROLL BACK ALL THESE REGULATIONS, and cut the crap like Mitches Wife, shes a right to work, union busting, lower wage, less benefits leader, she want to replace all of us with 12 cents a mile drivers, Im sick of it, lets roll...


Kotransport
Kotransport

Amen please let's shut this b.s. down

yomero
yomero

...just don't set your hopes so high and prepare for the worst, it can get worse before it can get better.

krukraft
krukraft

As a 30 year driver,I would like to see a yearly pay rate a 80 k plus for all class a drivers,but you clowns gotta clean your act up..we could move this profession forward or be replaced..

CraigVecellio
CraigVecellio

I've seen a lot of people commenting on FB about her history in DC. Yes, she is something of an insider, but she also has a history of deregulation. Truckers are drowning in so many regs right now that CVSA, which represents law enforcement, is asking for regulatory rollbacks. He can't get outsiders exclusively; consider how long it took to get one elected as President, after decades of political charades.