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Bill Would Let Younger Drivers Move Freight at Ports

By February 3, 2023No Comments

Legislation that aims to allow young commercial drivers to transport freight from ports was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Led by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), the Ceasing Age-Based (CAB) Trucking Restrictions Act would classify certain statewide freight operations linked to ports as in-state matters.

“For the better part of two years, families have struggled to get the goods they need, from baby formula to toilet paper, and Joe Biden has failed to fix it,” Mast said in a statement Jan. 10 that accompanied the bill’s introduction.

“House Republicans are ready to get to work and deliver for the American people,” added Mast, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “The first bill I am introducing this Congress keeps our promise to fix the supply chain by cutting through red tape that keeps qualified drivers off the road.”