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For Supply Chain Executives: FAST Act Increases Safety, but Fails to Address U.S. Driver Shortage

Published: 16 December 2015

ID: G00297078

Analyst(s): John Johnson, Bart De Muynck

Summary

President Obama recently signed a $305 billion highway funding bill. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act will increase trucking safety and efficiencies, but fails to adequately address the widespread driver shortage in the transportation industry.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Compliance Safety and Accountability Reform
    • What Shippers and Carriers Should Know
  • Under-Age-21 Veteran Drivers Will Do Little to Ease Driver Shortage
    • What Shippers and Carriers Should Know
  • Investment in Transportation Infrastructure Will Increase Efficiencies
    • What Shippers and Carriers Must Know

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