President Trump directed that 25% tariffs already being imposed on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods be increased to 30% on October 1.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a proposed rule to give truck drivers additional flexibility when calculating hours-of-service.
A package of bills (S.B. 344, S.B. 345, and S.B. 346) introduced in Michigan to allow for the titling and registration of surplus and historic military vehicles was approved by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and await consideration by the full Senate.
The U.S. Trade Representative announced that the imposition of 10% tariffs on some Chinese goods scheduled to take effect on September 1 would be postponed until December 15, 2019.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has processed some requests to be excluded from the 25% tariffs imposed on August 23, 2018, on $16 billion worth of products from China.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued final certification procedures for receiving an Executive Order (EO) for new light-duty engine packages installed in new light-duty specially-produced motor vehicles (SPMVs).
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a proposed management plan and final environmental impact statement for the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM).
Legislation (S.B. 621/H.B. 5888) to allow vehicles with year of manufacture (YOM) tags to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle passed the deadline for the Governor’s signature or veto, and thus has become law without being signed.
Legislation (H.B. 1711) has been introduced in Pennsylvania that would allow the sale of limited-edition ’50s- and ’60s-style heritage license plates.
After more than a decade of exemplary service as the chairman of the industry’s legislative watchdog, SEMA PAC Chairman Doug Evans has officially handed over the reins to John Hotchkis of Hotchkis Performance.