The Whitehouse unveiled a new plan earlier this month to ramp up recruitment efforts for new truck drivers. Aiming to improve industry retention and the quality of trucking jobs, the plan intends to increase the number of truck drivers on the road by making it faster and easier to get certified. Officials report that the new plan will help address pandemic-related delays in getting commercial driver’s licenses. Additionally, officials hope the plan will tackle other challenges in the profession such as high turnover. The plan is not likely to have an immediate impact on current bottlenecks. However, it is foreseen to help with supply chains in the long term. An article by the Wall Street Journal further examines the Biden Administration’s plan and its potential impact on supply chain issues.
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