President Trump Issues Active Forest Management Executive Order - Jan 4, 2019 

The executive order calls on federal authorities to set shared priorities to manage fire risks and coordinate responses after any devastation with a focus on removing hazardous fuels.; Federal Agency Decides State Cannot Set Rules for Truck Drivers: In siding with trucking companies, the agency said the state of California cannot preempt federal regulations that govern hours-of-service for drivers.: Self-Driving Trucks Will Spur Consolidation: Electric-powered AVs (autonomous vehicles) eventually will be able to alleviate the labor shortage in trucking, improve efficiency, and smooth out the bumps in the logistical network.; News in Brief: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue appointed six members to serve on the Softwood Lumber Board. The chief of the U.S. Forest Service issued a statement praising an executive order by President Trump.