Bill that makes truckers happy signed on Monday
The governors signed an instruction that is supposed to reduce regulations for truckers.
In an attempt to crack the supply chain problem, Tennessee governor Bill Lee and 15 other Republican governors supported “Operation Open Roads” on Monday November 22.
The order directs the Security Department and Homeland Security to examine state laws that “overburden” truck drivers and determine which ones might be changed in the upcoming legislative session. The order instructs the Department of the Armed Forces and the Department of Corrections Facilities to directly facilitate CDL training to former militaries and former detainees.
“With 7,4 million unemployed and 10,4 million job openings, we are short of 80000 truck drivers, it’s a record high for the trucking industry,” the letter said. “The risk of higher wages forced American families to pay more for food, gas and everyday products as inflation reaches a 30-year high under President Biden’s supervision.”
The governors say they use their powers to change weight, size and workload, and to change hourly restrictions, along with removing educational and licensing barriers where possible.