The largest U.S. trucking association is vowing to reconsider its support for Republicans after last week’s debt-limit standoff in Washington, escalating a feud between industry groups and the small-government Tea Party movement.
The U.S. Transportation Department relaxed a requirement that trucking companies file equipment inspection reports regardless of whether defects were found, a move it said will save the industry $1.7 billion a year.
U.S. truck makers will improve tractor-trailer fuel economy by about 20 percent by 2018, saving $50 billion in fuel costs over five years and decreasing carbon- dioxide emissions, President Barack Obama said.
President Barack Obama raised $738.5 million for his successful re-election effort, almost as much as the record $745 million he brought in four years earlier, Federal Election Commission filings show.
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration misapplied research underpinning its proposed rules to limit the length of truck drivers’ shifts, according to a statement from the scientist responsible, the American Trucking Associations said.