The countdown to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is on and one thing is on the minds of truck drivers and carriers everywhere: How will the new administration handle industry regulations?
While it appears that electronic logging devices (ELDs) are here to stay, other regulatory rollback is still a possibility, such as the speed limiter mandate. And, there’s also the question of Trump’s public dislike of current trade agreements, which could harm carriers. Trump has blasted both the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in recent months.
Since the majority of freight carried by trucks in the U.S. comes from these and other trade agreements, the trucking industry will be paying close attention to Trump’s first 100 days in office. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017.
For more information, see: Outlook: Trucking regulations and the new administration