Trump Effect

From the promise of deregulation to the threat of trade wars with China, Mexico, and others, the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency has injected unprecedented levels of uncertainty into the shipping and transportation industries. This page is home to the latest JOC.com news, analysis, and insight into how the Trump era will reshape shipping.

Special Coverage

Donald Trump’s presidential election victory makes forecasting the future for third-party logistics providers more difficult than usual, given Trump’s unorthodox and unpredictable views on international trade.

News & Analysis

23 Mar 2017
The future of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability or CSA program increasingly is in doubt.
06 Mar 2017
Pressure on truckload rates abates, at least temporarily, as demand remains moderate.
10 Feb 2017
Very little is known about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
31 Jan 2017
Rising anti-trade rhetoric from the Trump administration has US East and Gulf Coast ports fearing they won't get money needed for dredging efforts.
30 Jan 2017
President Trump's move raises questions about whether other rules might also be delayed or entirely derailed.
27 Jan 2017
The advent of the new US administration brings uncertainty and potential disruption to US-Mexico trade.

Commentary

A few developing issues could significantly affect enforcement and interpretation of the Jones Act.

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