Tag: Elaine Chao
House opens probe into DOT boss Chao over alleged ethical violations
News reports from earlier this year contend that Chao has used her position to benefit her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and her family’s maritime shipping business, the Foremost Group. She also allegedly failed to divest shares from a holding company that receives roads contract from the DOT.
September 17, 2019
Scrutiny mounts against DOT Secretary Chao over charges of ethical violations
Alleged abuses of power by Chao include improperly steering grant money, not divesting from a materials supplier that competes for roads projects and organizing meetings between U.S. and Chinese officials to benefit a maritime shipping company owned by her family.
June 12, 2019
Lights-out at MATS, and: You’re the parking expert ‘where you live and where you truck to’
Former owner-op Scott Grenerth introduces parking-info/reservation site RigRest.com, talks ongoing work with National Coalition on Truck Parking, in this episode of Overdrive Radio; Also: The moment the lights went at MATS just ahead of Secretary Chao’s speech on hours reform, captured for eternity …
April 5, 2019
President Trump, industry suppliers, more recognize truckers during Appreciation Week
Check out the latest round of trucker recognition from President Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, TA-Petro, and more on Overdrive.
September 11, 2018
Electronic Logging Devices
Trucking groups take ELD fight directly to DOT boss
With time waning on the issue, OOIDA still hopes to convince the courts or regulators to kill the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate before the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance. One of its most recent tactics has sparked a competition for the attention of the head of the DOT herself, Secretary Elaine Chao.
April 21, 2017
Alert to DOT: Industry shows unity against safety-rating change in light of CSA’s problems
A recent letter, urging DOT to scrap the Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking as premature, brings in a large variety of state and private industry associations as signatories, including ATA, OOIDA, NASTC and WSTA. The broad nature of the coalition should “indicate how seriously everyone views this issue.”
February 20, 2017
Senate confirms Chao to head DOT under Trump
Chao told a Senate panel earlier this month her three main goals as head of the U.S. DOT will be to bolster infrastructure funding, bridge the divide over rural and urban transportation need and find better balance between federal regulations and concerns of businesses regulated by the DOT.
January 31, 2017
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.
January 5, 2017
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.
December 7, 2016
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