February 8, 2017 View All
Chao Confirmed As New Secretary of Transportation
Elaine Chao was confirmed by the US Senate as President Trump's Secretary of Transportation on January 31st by a vote of 93-6 and sworn into office the same day. NSTA issued a statement in November applauding Secretary Chao's nomination and looks forward to working with her.
White House Issues Executive Orders to Slow Down Issuance of New Regulations
The President issued two major executive orders in the first two weeks to significantly slow down the issuance of new regulatory mandates. On January 20 the President signed an executive order requiring a freeze on all new regulations being sent to the Office of Management and Budget pending review of the incoming administration.
Actions by President Trump Raise Funding Questions for DERA
In the first weeks of his Administration, President Trump and his team have issued a series of Executive Orders, Presidential Proclamation and taken other administrative actions to reshape the Federal government. Among those are orders aimed at reshaping regulatory and grant making agencies like the EPA and taking action on illegal immigration.
Implementation of Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule Delayed
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Final Rule implementing minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle operators on December 8, 2016.
Unified Registration System Final Rule Suspended
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a notice that the Final Rule on the Unified Registration System has been suspended. The regulation would have required existing interstate motor carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, hazardous materials safety permit applicants and cargo tank facilities under FMCSA jurisdiction ... Read More