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Seems Not Everybody Wants High-Speed Rail

Seems Not Everybody Wants High-Speed Rail

November 3, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The Republican lawmaker in line to head the House Transportation Committee says he wants to re-examine $10 billion in federal grants for high-speed train service, one of President Barack Obama’s own programs.
Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., the committee’s ranking GOP member, told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday that he believes high-speed trains [...]

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Teamsters Oppose U.S. Trucking Regulator Nominee Anne Ferro

June 6, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The Teamsters union told President Barack Obama it opposes his nominee to be the top U.S. trucking regulator because of her support for a rule that allows truckers to drive for up to 11 consecutive hours.
Anne Ferro is the wrong person to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration because of her “trucking-industry party line,” [...]

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Mexican Truckers File $6 Billion Claim Against U.S.

June 2, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican trade association representing more than 4,500 trucking companies is seeking $6 billion in damages from the U.S. government because of Washington’s refusal to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo over U.S. roads.
The group, Canacar, filed a demand for arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. State [...]

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Truckers fret over NAFTA “renegotiation” talk

March 14, 2008 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) dying? Both Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama have made campaign promises to “renegotiate” the 14-year-old trade agreement that generally has resulted in a boom for U.S. trucking and railroad interests.
Since NAFTA was adopted in 1994 under the first Clinton administration, it basically created open trade, free of [...]

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