Road and bridge money’s on the table, but don’t hold your breath
President Trump campaigned with big promises to the nation's infrastructure, but there is still uncertainty surrounding the topic. Details on Overdrive Online.
August 2, 2018
So far for ’18 election cycle, trucking’s political contributions total $4 million, mostly backing Republicans
Trucking-associated contributors are heavily favoring the Republican party when it comes to political funding in the midterm elections. Details on Overdrive.
July 26, 2018
Readers mixed on potential domestic freight impacts of new tariffs
The largest share of respondents (39 percent cumulatively) saw the potential for a negative freight impact for affected segments of the industry hauling in freight niches where tariffs were coming into play, or among all segments. 24 percent saw potential for positive freight impacts.
July 16, 2018
Trump’s progress report: Favorable to mixed for readers
At the anniversary of Donald Trump’s first year in office, we asked readers how they felt he was doing so far — results were largely favorable, with some qualifiers around the ELD mandate and his governing style.
February 16, 2018
Trump’s highway plan pushes for ramping up Interstate tolling, leaves funding up to states and private sector
Notably, the infrastructure package would repeal the current ban on Interstate tolling, allow for the commercialization of rest areas and alter the types of projects supported by federal funds. It’s unclear whether lawmakers intend to take up Trump’s proposal, which he touted at the State of the Union in late January.
February 12, 2018
More tolls or no tolls? Two-thirds of readers say no
Just a third of readers favored any liberalization whatsoever in the ability of government to toll interstate routes, whether current or new routes or expansion lanes.
February 12, 2018
Trump now calls for $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, but funding details remain fuzzy
Like Trump’s calls for high-price-tag infrastructure packages in the past, he seemingly envisions states, localities and the private sector picking up the bulk of that total, instead of the federal government. Critics have said Trump’s plans would lead to an expansion of highway tolling.
January 31, 2018
Leaked Trump infrastructure plan heralds tolls to come; Tesla ‘Autopilot’ — it’s happened again
More tales of tolls told in infrastructure priorities from a U.S. administration, and opposition quick to howl. Plus: More mishaps emerging from not-so-aptly-named Tesla “Autopilot” feature in cars…
January 23, 2018
POLL: What’s your take on Trump’s first year in office?
With Donald Trump’s first year as President in the books — and with a brief government shutdown nearing an end — what’s your take on the first year? Good, bad, indifferent? Weigh in here.
January 22, 2018
Trump to sign human trafficking bills that institute CDL ban, education for truckers
The two-bill package institutes a lifetime CDL ban for those convicted of human trafficking violations, as well as boosts funding for education and reporting efforts by FMCSA.
January 5, 2018
Trucker breaks and pay, infrastructure bill, FMCSA boss confirmation on tap as Congress returns
Congress could soon take action to block states from enacting laws on driver breaks and pay reforms, take up an infrastructure funding package, further delay ELD compliance for livestockers, confirm a new FMCSA boss and more…
January 3, 2018
The Year of the ELD: Top trucking trends from 2017 as ELD mandate descended
Coverage of the mandate and its myriad of twists and turns throughout dominated the news cycle in 2017. It also dominated Overdrive’s usual in-depth coverage of the industry. However, a few other key trends emerged too, including regulatory repeals by the Trump Administration, booming rates and the rise of the electric truck. More here…
December 31, 2017
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