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According to the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), a bipartisan group of House lawmakers recently introduced the Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking (SHIP IT) Act (H.R.471).
The NLBMDA said the legislation addresses truck labor shortages and supply chain issues for delivering freight by increasing shipping capacity, lessening burdens on truck drivers, and providing incentives to recruit and retain new drivers.
Disruptions in the trucking supply chain continue to drive up costs and create uncertainty for American businesses, the NLBMDA noted.
“We need to recruit, train and retain truck drivers to keep our supply chain moving, while also updating best practices to improve trucking to fit our modern economy,” the NLBMDA said in a prepared statement.