Bipartisan Bill Would Create a Short-Term Refundable Tax Credit for America’s Commercial Truck Drivers to Tackle a Chronic Workforce Shortage
The following is a statement from Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), on the recently re-introduced legislation from Representatives Spanberger (D-VA) and Gallagher (R-WI) to support America’s trucking industry and address ongoing supply chain challenges.
“Addressing our country’s persistent truck driver shortage is vital to the American economy and way of life. The Strengthening Supply Chains Through Truck Driver Incentives Act would help attract qualified candidates by providing substantial tax credits to reduce their federal tax liabilities. We need to recruit, train and retain truck drivers to keep our supply chain moving and this bipartisan bill would make a meaningful difference in the lives of new truckers. Further, it provides new incentives for our emerging workforce to seek out this high-paying career path without the debt of a four-year college degree.”
About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $350 billion foodservice distribution industry and the 350,000 people it employs. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. daily. For more information, visit www.www.ifdaonline.org.