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By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2014
More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2014
President Obama said he will sign a Presidential Memorandum to establish the Build America Investment Initiative, which the White House said will increase infrastructure investment and economic growth by engaging with state and local governments and private sector investors to encourage collaboration, expand the market for public-private partnerships (PPP) and leverage private capital’s potential to work in tandem with government funding.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2014
A supply chain expert says that a rule due next year focused on developing new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks has tremendous potential for shippers and their supply chains in that it brings huge opportunities to cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption, as well as an overall benefit for the economy by reducing petroleum spend.
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2014
In a speech at the Union Depot train station in St. Paul, Minnesota yesterday, President Barack Obama again called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure as a way to spur job creation and repairing and modernizing the nation’s roads, bridges, railways, and transit systems.
By Jeff Berman · February 19, 2014
Following steps taken in 2011 to mandate new heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards going into effect this year and running through 2018, President Barack Obama said this week he is again upping the ante for further fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks that will head into next decade.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2014
President Barack Obama again stressed the importance of the role of transportation and transportation infrastructure as a key driver of the United States economy and the nation’s global competitiveness in last night’s State of the Union address.
By Jeff Berman · August 16, 2011
Be sure to mark September 30 on your calendar. That is the day the federal gasoline tax expires.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2011
Six more companies have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership.
By Jeff Berman · June 24, 2011
In an effort to combat high oil prices causes by geopolitical issues in the Middle East, the White House and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) said this week that the U.S. and partner nations in the International Energy Agency will release 60 million barrels of oil.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2010
The White House announced late last week that the United States and Korea have reached a resolution regarding issues relating to the U.S.-Korea trade agreement. White House officials said that the agreement is an integral part of President Obama’s efforts to increase opportunities for U.S. businesses, farmers, and workers through improved access for their products and services in foreign markets and also supports the Administration’s goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2010
Prior to this week’s G20 Summit in Seoul, Korea, the Washington, D.C.-based Airforwarders Association (AfA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama replete with suggestions on how the Administration could best work on making improvements and changes to air cargo security processes in light of the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.
By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2010
In light of the October attempt by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) yesterday issued a number of steps to augment security and tighten existing measures pertaining to U.S.-bound cargo.
<p>Maine voters first elected Susan M. Collins to represent them in the United States Senate in 1996. She was reelected in 2002 and 2008. She has earned a national reputation as a thoughtful, effective legislator, who works across party lines to seek consensus on our nation’s most important issues. Senator Collins is the 15th woman in history to be elected to the Senate in her own right.</p> By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2010
The battle for increasing truck size and weights received a shot of good news, when the White House last week has agreed to a request from Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to permanently enact a pilot program allowing trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to travel on federal interstate highways in Maine.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2010
The push from Washington to act on President Obama’s goal of doubling exports in the next five years gained additional momentum with the White House recently issuing a report to Obama on the National Export Initiative (NEI).
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