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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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More