Week in Trucking: Bumpy road for Trump, improving conditions for carriers and a final push to stop ELD rule

This Week in Trucking, President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is hitting some bumps in the road; economic indicators continue to favor improving conditions for the nation’s trucking fleets and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is making a last-ditch effort to stop the upcoming ELD mandate.

Bumps in the road

President Donald Trump’s hopes for a bipartisan bill to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure might be stuck in partisan politics. Can the president save the plan? (Politico)

Read: Why Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan could wind up in a ditch

More positive signs for trucking

Economic indicators continue to show improvement ahead for the trucking industry, including industry employment growth and market condition improvement. (CCJ)

Read: Indicators: Conditions for carriers appear stronger, trucking employment continues to grow

Battling to the Supreme Court

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is taking its fight against the ELD mandate to the U.S. Supreme Court in a final effort to block the rule before its implementation later this year. (Fleet Owner)

Read: OOIDA to Supreme Court: ELD mandate violates 4th amendment

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler.