The incoming Donald Trump presidential administration has already united the trucking and rail industries.
January 11, 2017
Often at odds in Washington, the two biggest groups representing trucking companies and railroads are teaming up to press the administration to reverse Obama-era regulations and slow the process for writing new rules, the WSJ reports. The effort is part of a big push lobbying groups are making in Washington as they prepare for expected business-friendly policy changes with Mr. Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress. In this case, the WSJ reports the leaders of the American Trucking Associations and Association of American Railroads want to unite airline, automobile and other transport groups behind the plan. Their idea is to create specific guidelines for how transportation agencies write rules and operating guidelines, including laying out data for scrutiny well ahead of time and working with businesses on goals and solutions.