EMA Joins Coalition In Open Letter To Biden On Supply Chain
EMA joined 100 other associations in a letter to President Biden on Supply Chain Solutions this week.
The 5 solutions include support for the Drive Safe Act to allow younger, qualified drivers – between the ages of 18 and 20 – who satisfy rigorous safety, training, and technology requirements to operate in interstate commerce.
We encouraged federal agencies, including the Departments of Transportation and Labor, to collaborate with industry and state and local partners to promote transportation and supply chain occupations, particularly commercial truck driving, as a career of choice.
Because we are concerned a vaccine mandate will cripple an already strained supply chain.
We ask for flexibility for transportation and supply chain essential workers, particularly truck drivers who spend most of their time in their trucks and have minimal contact with colleagues and customers.
Also, Hours of Service Relief Regulatory flexibilities, especially during emergencies, are vital to supply chain continuity.
We continue to support last year’s changes to the hours-of-service regulations that give commercial truck drivers greater flexibility while improving safety and efficiency.
Finally, we urged the Administration to continue to investigate the causes of inefficiencies at our nation’s ports and work collaboratively to minimize the bottlenecks and operational practices that prevent the seamless movement of cargo through the supply chain.