After Harder-Led Letter, Biden Administration Releases New Plan to Fix Truck Driver Shortage

Statement

Date: Dec. 16, 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Today, the Biden administration announced a new plan to strengthen America's trucking workforce in order to fix the supply chain and bring prices down nationwide. This comes in response to Representative Josh Harder's (CA-10) November 4th letter in which he and 78 bipartisan colleagues urged the administration to quickly implement the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program and close the 80,000 person truck driver shortage.

"Last month I called on the Biden administration to get government out of the way and let our businesses and workers do what they do best." said Rep. Harder. "I'm happy to say that today's announcement shows the administration is well on its way toward doing exactly what I pushed for: cutting red tape and getting more truck drivers on the road. More drivers mean lower shipping costs for our businesses, and lower shipping costs means Central Valley families paying less at the store."


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