Home » Latest News
Filter by category:

Congress Seeks Solutions for Driver Shortage

 

The trucking industry has struggled with a shortage of drivers for nearly a decade and the problem is becoming more severe.

A bill that was introduced in the House recently would allow drivers under 21 years old to operate on interstate highways. Federal law currently restricts interstate trucking to CDL holders 21 years and older. However, most states allow drivers 18 or 19 and older to operate intrastate.

The DRIVE-safe Act, introduced by Reps Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Rep Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN), would allow drivers 18 and older to operate across state lines, if they meet rigorous training requirements — at least 400 hours of on-duty time with 240 hours of driving time with an experienced driver training them. Training would also be restricted to trucks equipped with active braking systems, video monitoring systems and speed limiters set to 65 mph or slower.

The “Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act”, H.R.5358, has received significant support from the industry, including UPS, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and the National Council of Chain Restaurants, a division of the National Retail Federation.

Transportation Federal

RINAlliance Seneca Companies EMC Insurance LMC Insurance & Risk Management Renewable Energy Group Unified Contracting Services PMMIC Insurance Altria Growmark Energy Flint Hills Solar Transport Iowa Lottery Farner-Bocken Company a Division of Core-Mark Federated Insurance Wellmark Cylinder Express Heartland Payment Systems Molo Petroleum Acterra Group Keck Energy Land Mark Products Shell Sinclair Phillips 66 McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith PC Community Oil Company Central Bank Valero
PMCI Facebook PMCI Twitter PMCI LinkedIn
Home   |    About PMCI   |    Site Map   |    Privacy   |    Contact Us   |    ©2017 PMCI, All Rights Reserved
10430 New York Ave., Suite F, Urbandale, IA 50322-3773   |    P. 515.224.7545   |    F. 515.224.0502
Home
About PMCI
Site Map
Privacy
Contact Us
10430 New York Ave., Suite F, Urbandale, IA 50322-3773
P. 515.224.7545
F. 515.224.0402
©2017 PMCI, All Rights Reserved