There has been scrutiny into the trucking affairs of the past Obama led administration at the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee round-table discussion which held in Washington, D.C. The Executive Chairman of the American Trucking Association chaired the gathering whose findings deduced that a lot of transport rules that affect automobiles, shipping groups and airlines autonomously enacted without in-depth research and necessity for such laws.
The rail and truck industry condemns the rules as arbitrary and unwarranted, therefore, seek that there should be a proper analysis and slower decision-making process to ensure that new regulations are rational and warranted before it passes into law.
Regulations like easy access to work time limit for truck drivers and safety requirements for trains and other rules need to be more fluid in the trump administration to ensure a better output from the industry and its participants.
Mr. Spears identified the need of regulations of requirements the transport agency and presidency need to fulfill before establishing a required rule, which he believes, will limit accident and increase the productivity of the participants.
The chief executive of the Association of the American Railroads also has a similar opinion to that of Mr. Spears. According to him, he thinks there should be more collation of data to determine the effectiveness of all rules; he stated that any regulation that is irrelevant or hurts the industry should be scrapped or re-modified to suit the current requirements for development and growth in the sector.
The numerous rules led to a more expensive cost of operation and have put the industry at odds with business in other fields, and as a result, the industry is on a losing end. However, there is a definite buzz among members of the industry because of the nomination of Donald Trump’s Transport Secretary, Elaine Chao.
Elaine is the former Secretary of Labor for the president William. W. Bush administration, she also has an adequate initiative on Transportation, having served as Chairman of Maritime Administration and deputy Transportation Secretary in earlier GOP administrations.