Freight stakeholders seek supply chain action from Biden

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American Trucking Associations joined nearly 100 freight stakeholders in calling on President Joe Biden to amplify his administration’s response to ongoing supply chain woes nationwide.

The industry groups, representing trucking firms, manufacturers and distributors, outlined proposals meant to alleviate freight connectivity concerns. They included a program that would allow commercial drivers under 21 to operate vehicles interstate, as well as elevating the profile of supply chain sector careers.

The groups also proposed providing workforce flexibility with COVID-19 vaccine mandates, a regulatory pause related to truckers’ allowable hours of operation and a further examination of the cause of supply chain bottlenecks.

“We encourage the administration to continue to investigate the causes of inefficiencies at our nation’s ports, draw input from a wide variety of supply chain stakeholders and work collaboratively to minimize the bottlenecks and operational practices that prevent the seamless movement of cargo through the supply chain,” the groups wrote to Biden.

They included the American Chemistry Council, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Restaurant Association, the National Retail Federation and the National Roofing Contractors Association.

To continue reading the article which contains the text of the open letter to President Biden, click here.

Source: Transport Topics