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Nov 11, 2016

Donald Trump & Trucking Industry * USA: Meeting with transition team

* DC - Trucking Industry prepares for a possible new look at regulations due to hit operators next year

--- Trucking companies greeted Donald Trump’s election with hope for more highway spending and a reprieve from proposed safety regulations... The American Trucking Associations, the largest group representing trucking companies in Washington, said Wednesday it has already started meeting with the Donald Trump transition team as the industry prepares for a possible new look at regulations due to hit operators next year... Trucking companies are preparing to meet a Dec. 31, 2017, deadline to equip all trucks with electronic logging devices measuring their hours on the road. The rule has divided segments of the industry, with smaller truckers complaining about the cost and shipping customers arguing that it will drive some companies out of business and leave bigger operators free to raise prices... The group is focused on a pending requirement for speed limiters on trucks, guidelines issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for medical fitness for truckers and the looming mandate for electronic logging devices... “We certainly think the regulatory onslaught that’s targeting trucks needs a review,” said Mr. Spencer... 
(Photo Bloomberg news: Trucks wait in line at the Port of Los Angeles in February. Congestion at the nation’s ports is spurring some companies to hire truck drivers as employees)   --  Washington, DC, USA -  The WSJ, by PAUL PAGE - Nov. 9, 2016

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