There are numerous reasons for the present supply chain bottleneck. This is not a new issue and we wrote about in prior posts. (See What’s Behind the Supply Chain Back Up? & Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order To Address Supply Chain Issues But Will It Help?) This problem has impacted almost every company and individual. Have you recently tried to buy a car, an appliance or almost any other product? If so, you may have run into the supply chain issue. A lack of truck drivers is one of the many causes of the present back up. Well, believe it or not the Government is trying to address the truck driver issue.
On December 16th, 2021, the American Trucking Associations Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan issued the following statement about the Biden Administration’s announced Trucking Action Plan:
“We are encouraged that the Biden Administration has not only recognized the importance of adding new and well-trained Americans to the trucking work force but has announced a path forward with what we believe will become a robust training opportunity for future commercial truck drivers. Using apprenticeships will help any American pursue a career in this great industry for good wages and benefits in a safe manner without the significant debt many jobseekers can sometimes incur. We applaud the Biden Administration for taking these important steps and we look forward to working with them to ensure a smooth and rapid implementation of the commitments made today.”
If you have supply chain issues or it is affecting your business or workforce, please call the Bay Area Transportation Attorneys to discuss the best ways to handle the impact on your company. From ensuring your contracts contemplate delays, pricing, or hiring new drivers DOT and California Labor compliant, the attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt are here to help.
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