Week in Trucking: Are GHG rules set for a review?

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This Week in Trucking, the EPA has filed a court brief seeking a delay in a challenge to its greenhouse gas regulations, leading to speculation that the agency may review the upcoming Phase 2 rules. Also, the government has acknowledged it is lacking answers for regulating automated vehicles, Amazon jumps into the driverless vehicle arena and the economy is off to a slow start in 2017.

EPA may be set to review GHG Phase 2 rules

A recent EPA court filing seeking a 90-day delay in a challenge to the agency’s greenhouse gas Phase 2 truck emissions rule may signal a willingness on the Trump administration’s part to review the rules. (Trucks.com)

Read: EPA Court Filing May Signal Trump Review of Strict Heavy-Duty Truck Emissions Rules

Growing the ranks of women in the supply chain

A new study from the Manufacturing InstituteDeloitte and APICS looks into ways that supply chain participants can increase the number of women within their ranks. (Supply Chain Management Review)

Read: New Study on Women in Manufacturing Reveals Impact on Supply Chains


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Feds admit they have few answers for automated vehicles

Despite plenty of questions on automated commercial vehicles, federal officials told members of a CMV Listening Session that they have few answers. (Transport Topics)

Read: FMCSA Officials Get an Earful at Automated CMV Listening Session

Amazon jumps into driverless technology

Amazon has put together a special team dedicated to exploring driverless technology as the e-commerce giant continues to search for ways to improve the speed and lower the cost of its supply chain. (Wall Street Journal)

Read: Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology

Economy slogs along

The latest GDP report from the Commerce Dept. shows the U.S. economy barely moved upward in the first quarter, rising just 0.7%. The finding has dampened prospects for expected strong growth in the second quarter. (New York Times)

Read: G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017

Infrastructure plan on deck

According to Rep. Sam Graves, an infrastructure plan should be ready for public consumption early this summer. Infrastructure was one of President Donald Trump’s big campaign pledges. (Transport Topics)

Read: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Likely Out Early Summer, Rep. Graves Says

U.S. staying in NAFTA

After speculation increased this week that President Trump would order the U.S. to leave NAFTA, the administration is now saying that there are no plans to opt out unless renegotiation efforts fail. (Bloomberg)

Read: Trump Says Nafta Pullout Still Possible If Renegotiation Fails

NY court approves class-action settlement

A New York court has approved a $44.4 million settlement between the state and out-of-state truckers over fees that were accessed to the truckers, who claimed they were unfairly targeted. (CCJ)

Read: New York’s $44M settlement with truckers over out-of-state fees given green light