DRIVE-Safe Act - Outreach Kit

Help us pass the DRIVE-Safe Act by spreading the word

The U.S. is experiencing a massive truck driving shortage. According to the American Trucking Associations there were 50,000 driving jobs that went unfilled in 2017 and the shortage could grow to more than 174,000 by 2026.  While nearly all states allow a driver to obtain a commercial driver’s license at 18, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules do not allow drivers under 21 to operate in interstate commerce.  This means a 20-year-old truck driver from Arlington, Virginia can drive nearly 200 miles to Norfolk, but can’t make the 10 mile trek to Bethesda, Maryland. The DRIVE Safe Act creates a path for drivers under 21 to build a career in trucking through a rigorous two-step apprenticeship program that ensures they are safe and prepared.

Background Information

DRIVE-Safe Act IFDA Issue Brief
H.R. 5358 Bill (DRIVE-Safe Act)
CNBC Op-ed by IFDA President and CEO Mark Allen and Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations
Congress needs to act on a plan to keep the foodservice distribution industry trucking — safely

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