DRIVE Safe Act of 2019
The country is facing a massive truck driver shortage that is increasing the cost of consumer goods and hurting the economy. This is particularly true in the food retail business, when freshness and quality is so important to our customers and to prevent food waste or food safety issues.
In February, bipartisan lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives introduced legislation to try to address this problem. Sponsored by a bipartisan group of Representatives and Senators, the DRIVE-Safe Act (S. 569 / H.R. 1374) the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE) Safe Act, would establish an apprenticeship program for 18 to 20 year olds to put them on the path to good paying interstate trucking jobs. Currently, most states will allow young adults below 21 to obtain a commercial driver’s license at age 18, but federal law prevents drivers under the age of 21 from working across state lines.
Please fill out this form to tell Congress to address America's truck driver shortage!