Greater split-sleeper flexibility, infrastructure investment, clarified independent contractor status: Trucking groups' recommendations to improve supply chain

Nov 20, 2021

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation called on various transportation industries, including trucking, to provide information about ongoing supply chain disruptions for a report to be submitted to President Joe Biden.

More than 400 comments were submitted between Sept. 16 through Oct. 18. Under an executive order issued by Biden in February, DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg is required to submit, within a year of the order, a report to the President on supply chains for the transportation industrial base. Comments received on this information request will be used in that report.

Trucking groups including the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, National Association of Small Trucking Companies, American Trucking Associations and others submitted their comments to answer a number of questions posed by DOT in the information request.

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Posted by: Pat Monks